[INDOLOGY] Question: How is Sanskrit is taught at Western Universities?

Tieken, H.J.H. H.J.H.Tieken at hum.leidenuniv.nl
Fri Jun 7 07:05:51 UTC 2019

There is the following story about Gonda and his student van Buitenen. When van Buitenen, as a prospective student of Sanskrit, asked Gonda about the study program(me), Gonda advised him to have a look at the grammar himself. Van Buitenen returned the same afternoon, saying he had finished the grammar, after which they started reading Sanskrit texts. It is one of the many stories Bodewitz used to tell us students about Gonda.

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Aan: Indology; john mellman
Onderwerp: Re: [INDOLOGY] Question: How is Sanskrit is taught at Western Universities?

Dear Mr Mellman,

Here at the U. of Alberta we currently run two courses: Introduction to Sanskrit I, and Introduction to Sanskrit II.  These are each one-semester courses (13 weeks, 3 or 4 one-hour meetings per week).  We use the book Cambridge Introduction to Sanskrit<http://cambridge-sanskrit.org/> and related online materials by Antonia Ruppel. Sanskrit I covers about half of Ruppel's book, 20 chapters.

Dominik Wujastyk

Professor Dominik Wujastyk<http://ualberta.academia.edu/DominikWujastyk>

Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity

Department of History and Classics<http://historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/>
University of Alberta, Canada

South Asia at the U of A:


On Thu, 6 Jun 2019 at 18:57, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com<mailto:wujastyk at gmail.com>> wrote:

On Wed, 5 Jun 2019 at 05:01, john mellman <jamellman2 at gmail.com<mailto:jamellman2 at gmail.com>> sent the following query to the INDOLOGY committee for distribution.

If you wish to answer, kindly CC Mr Mellman, <jamellman2 at gmail.com<mailto:jamellman2 at gmail.com>>, since he is not at present a list member.

An immediate question is searching the Indology archives for how Sanskrit is taught at Western Universities.  (Can you help on this?  I was able to see posts from 2007 but couldn’t get consecutive ones going forward to 2019).



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