[INDOLOGY] was "Question for European Indologists" (Rosane Rocher)

C.A. Formigatti caf57 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Oct 25 13:21:25 UTC 2013

When I started to study Sanskrit in Milan at the end of the 90's, it was 
also taught in transliteration, since the course for Sanskrit was also 
mainly thought for students of Classics or Indo-European  Linguistics 
(Glottologia), and Devanagari was introduced olny in the second year, 
and only for those interested in Sanskrit as a main subject. I do not 
know about the current situation, but speaking with other Italian 
colleagues of my generation, the overall impression I got is that if the 
Sanskrit course is taught within a Faculty or Department for Oriental 
Studies or something similar, then you start learning Devanagari 
immediately, but if the Chair for Sanskrit is within a Department for 
Ancient Studies or Linguistics, then you learn Sanskrit in 

Camillo A. Formigatti

Research Associate, Sanskrit Manuscripts project
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

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> Dear list,
> I have come across several references to R?m?nand?'s studying Yoga
> Upani?ad-s as key texts (Ramdas Lamb, for instance in his article on 
> the
> R?m?nand?'s for Gerald Larson's festschrift).  So far I have been 
> unable to
> confirm which Upani?ad-s they consider significant.
> I would be very grateful to be pointed to more information, 
> particularly
> which faction(s) of the order and which of these texts specifically do 
> they
> utilize. Any help would be most welcome.
> Many Thanks,
> Christian Current
> PhD Candidate
> The Department of Asian Studies
> University of Texas-Austin

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