Sanskrit texts A (seminar)

lglor2677  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Sanskrit texts A (seminar)
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
15.0 h + 15.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !

LGLOR1671/1671A and/or LGLOR1672/1672A or a course deemed equivalent by the lecturer.
Main themes
Mastery, at a philological level, of Sanskrit.
Alternating with LGLOR2678, this course deals with the following themes:
1. Commented reading of Sanskrit texts of advanced difficulty (15 hours lectures).'
2. Cursory and personal reading of Sanskrit texts (15 hours exercises).

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this course, the student will be capable, thanks to the acquisition of a philological mastery of Sanskrit, to identify, read, translate and comment on any text composed in this language, including unpublished texts, as well as to undertake a critical study about them.
The course consists in a consolidation of the mastery of Sanskrit philology.
The commented readings deal with poetical (kâvya) or technical (câstra) texts, possibly unpublished, with special attention given to philological questions of critical edition and apparatus as well as of manuscript deciphering, but also to the interpretation of native glosses and commentaries. The cursory reading deals with classical texts. The individual reading  with written preparation consists of a text suggested to or by the student in continuation of the other  texts studied or in function of his own research interest.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The course is given for two hours per week. It includes lectures and reading.
A copy of the texts to be read is previously given to the students, who are requested to actively participate in the course on the basis of their preparations.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Oral exam on the basis of pre-prepared text.  The final mark takes account on a proportional basis of the texts prepared individually.
Other information
English-friendly course: course taught in French but offering facilities in English.
Online resources
The online working tools related to the course are provided to the students directly or via Moodle.
- L. Renou, Grammaire sanscrite, Paris, 1961².
- V. Sh. Apte, The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary, Delhi, 1965².
- O. Böhtlingk, & R. Roth, Sanskrit-Wörterbuch, St-Pétersbourg, 1855-1875.
- M. Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English Dictionary, Oxford, 1899².
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies