Intermediate Sanskrit prose reading.

  • US120.
  • In this course intermediate Sanskrit students are given practice reading Classical Sanskrit, Epic and Vedic prose. Readings may include selections from any of the following: the {h}itopadeSa and {p}aYcatantra, which consist of short stories with a moral embeded in a longer narrative composed for the instruction of youth in leadership ({n}ItiSAstra); the {m}ahABArata and {p}urARas; the {b}rAhmaRas and {u}panizads.
  • Instructor: Tanuja P. Ajotikar, or Peter M. Scharf.
  • Prerequisite: US101–102 or equivalent introduction to Sanskrit.
  • Schedule: Mondays and Thursdays, 15 January – 2 May 2024, except 21 and 25 March.
  • Course meeting times: 11:00am-12:00noon U.S. Central Time.
  • Course fee: $1,500.
  • Register.
  • Course materials:
    Lanman, Charles Rockwell. A Sanskrit reader: text, vocabulary, and notes. Boston: Ginn, Heath, 1884–1889. Reprint available at Amazon, and at
    Hock, Hans Henrich. An early Upanishadic reader: with notes, glossary, and an appendix of related Vedic texts. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2006. ISBN: 978-8-120832-14-5. Available at Amazon, and at