[INDOLOGY] training in poetic composition in traditional Sanskrit education?

Patrick Olivelle jpo at uts.cc.utexas.edu
Tue Sep 1 05:14:39 UTC 2015

Actually, composition was a mandatory paper/exam at the finals when I took it at Oxford in 1972. I think it was done away with sometime after that.


On Aug 31, 2015, at 8:23 PM, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com> wrote:

> When Richard Gombrich taught the Sanskrit BA course at Oxford, Sanskrit composition was an option on the syllabus.  In the finals, one could choose Sanskrit comp., or instead a longer unseen translation (if I recall correctly).  
> I think Skt. composition formed part of the syllabus under Burrow, before Richard, which would take it back to the war.  I expect before that, it was also there, Sanskrit being taught on the model of Greats. 
> I don't know about the present syllabus.
> Best,
> Dominik Wujastyk
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