[INDOLOGY] Course on the retelling of Rāma's story in Sanskrit literature, and course in Pāṇinian sandhi.

Peter Scharf scharfpm7 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 04:14:56 UTC 2021

Dear Indology list member,

	The Sanskrit Library <https://www.sanskritlibrary.org/> is excited to announce two new courses beginning in mid-January:

The retelling of राम's story in Sanskrit literature.
The epic रामायण is one of the two most celebrated epics in Indian tradition. It was composed by वाल्मीकि and consists of 24,000 verses. However, वाल्मीकि's रामायण is not the only version of the story of राम. The story appears in several versions in Sanskrit as well as in the regional language of India. The story of राम is told as episodes in the महाभारत and in पुराणs. There are also independent compositions that retell the story in Sanskrit. There are Jain and Buddhist versions of the रामायण in Prakrit and Pali too. The story of राम spread not only throughout India but also across South-east Asia. Taking into consideration the vast number of retellings of the story of राम, we will study only the Sanskrit versions in this course. It is important to study the various narrations of the story of राम with reference to the original Sanskrit texts rather than translations and secondary sources. Doing so will help us re-examine popular opinions about the story and reveal the complexity of the transmission of this story and texts in general in Sanskrit. This will also help us understand the importance of and need to undertake philological analysis of Sanskrit literature.
Instructor: Anuja Ajotikar <https://www.sanskritlibrary.org/cv/profileanu.html> and Tanuja Ajotikar <https://www.sanskritlibrary.org/cv/profiletanu.html>.
Prerequisite: familiarity with Sanskrit would be good. Familiarity with Sanskrit literature will also be sufficient.
Schedule: 17th January 2021--8th April 2021
Course meeting times: Sunday and Thursday 9:00-10.30 am U.S. Central Time (IST 8.30pm-10.00pm).
Course fee: $2000.
Syllabus <https://www.sanskritlibrary.org/courses/ramayana.html>.
Register <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMs1VSQ6SYEeJO-baUqN0dmkw_w0f2-NCvchXx5oMw1tpApg/viewform?usp=sf_link>.
पाणिनिan सन्धि rules
This course offers an introduction to detailed study of पाणिनि's grammar with the study of five सन्धि rules beginning with reading the सिद्धान्तकौमुदी on these rules. Those who have learnt basics of पाणिनिअन् grammar will enjoy this course by reading rules with the help of a commentary. A detailed description of each rule will be discussed in the course. The course will meet for an hour once a week for 10 weeks. The topics covered in the course are as follows
Instructor: Tanuja P. Ajotikar <https://www.sanskritlibrary.org/cv/profiletanu.html>.
Prerequisite: US101–102 or equivalent introduction to Sanskrit, or CG20 Introduction to the पाणिनिअन्tradition, or equivalent.
Schedule: 16 January – 20 March 2021
Course meeting times: Saturday 9:00-10:00am U.S. Central Time (IST 8:30pm-9:30pm).
Course fee: $400.
Syllabus <https://www.sanskritlibrary.org/courses/sandhi.html>.
Register <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNCh_enn-1EXIpPdvx7YF0Ts6XGYEOv2wkMHpU0NsP3dc5FQ/viewform?usp=sf_link>.

	Also see our other new courses beginning this winter <https://www.sanskritlibrary.org/coursesnow.html>.  To see the whole range of offerings please take a look at our course web page <https://www.sanskritlibrary.org/courses.html>.

	Peter Scharf
Peter M. Scharf, President
The Sanskrit Library
scharf at sanskritlibrary.org <mailto:scharf at sanskritlibrary.org>
https://sanskritlibrary.org <https://sanskritlibrary.org/>
Peter Scharf
scharfpm7 at gmail.com <mailto:scharfpm7 at gmail.com>

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