summer school in Alu-Kurumba and in Sanskrit
zydenbos at UNI-MUENCHEN.DE
Fri Aug 24 09:11:15 UTC 2012
[With the usual apologies from possible cross-posting.]
From September 9th to 18th, the traditional "Almindologie" ("mountain
meadow Indology") in the mountains south of Munich, in Bavaria, Germany
will take place again. This is a summer school organized by the Manya
Institute, a small private institute for Indological studies in Munich.
where intensive courses and workshops are offered.
For this year, a few admissions are still possible.
This time, two courses are being offered, in Sanskrit and Alu-Kurumba
(both conducted in German):
(1) an introductory course in the Alu-Kurumba language, one of the most
important languages in the tribal area of the Nilgiri mountains in
northwestern Tamilnadu. The course will be given by Prof. em. Dr. Dieter
Kapp of Cologne, who has achieved a worldwide reputation as one of the
leading Nilgiri researchers. Not only will the language be taught:
Professor Kapp will also provide ample anthropological and cultural
information about this tribe, with the help of visual materials from his
fieldwork. No preliminary background knowledge is required (although
knowledge of other Dravidian languages, such as Kannada or Tamil, is of
(2) Sanskrit reading: excerpts from the important tantric text
Yoginīhṛdaya, together with an introduction to śākta-tantric thought,
offered by the Munich Indologist Eva-Maria Glasbrenner, M.A.
Participation in this course requires at least basic knowledge of
Sanskrit (at least one year). This course also serves as an introduction
to the technique of reading classical Indian commentaries on
The courses will be conducted in German, as mentioned above.
The cost of participation for these 10 days, including lodging in the
chalet and daily vegetarian all-you-can-eat meals, is 200 Euros for
students (amounting to 20 Euro per day) and 420 Euro (42 Euros per day)
for non-students. Further information, registration forms etc. can be
found online at http://www.manya-institut.de
Registration is possible until August 31st at info at manya-institut.de
Prof. Dr. Robert J. Zydenbos
Institute of Indology and Tibetology
Department of Asian Studies
University of Munich
Tel. (+49-89-) 2180-5782
Fax (+49-89-) 2180-5827
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