[INDOLOGY] Online Certificate course on the Textual Analysis of the Uṇādisūtra-s

Manish Rajan Walvekar manishwalvekar94 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 03:35:47 UTC 2024


Manish Rajan Walvekar reacted via Gmail

On Mon, Feb 5, 2024 at 8:44 AM Manish Rajan Walvekar <
manishwalvekar94 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear list,
> I am forwarding an email regarding a workshop on behalf of my colleague at
> Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Please get in touch with Dr. Rajeswara Rao
> (contact details given below and also copied here) if you have any
> questions.
> -------
> *Esteemed Scholars,*
> Greetings from Department of Amrita Darshanam, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
> Chennai. As you know, with the blessings of MATA Amritanandamayī Devi, our
> institution is committed to the spread of IKS and for the promotion
> of Saṃskṛtam. Now, we are offering *an 'Online Certificate course on the
> Textual Analysis of the Uṇādisūtra-s.' Full details are as follows:*
> *Course Outcomes:1. Students will be able to understand the implementation
> of the Aṣṭādhyāyī easily.2. Students will be able to easily identify the
> prakṛti-s, pratyaya-s, ādeśa-s, āgama-s, etc., of various well-known and
> lesser nouns in the Saṃskṛta language.3. Students will be able to easily
> understand the traditional style of prakriyā explained in the
> Siddhāntakaumudī, Rūpāvatāra, Prakriyāsārvasva, etc.*
> *What is Uṇādi:*The Saṃskṛtam is one of the most ancient languages of the
> land. The language is very famous for its etymological structures. The
> tradition of etymology in Saṃskṛta reflects a profound interest in
> understanding the structure, origins, and meanings of words, serving as a
> testament to the linguistic sophistication and intellectual heritage of
> ancient Indian civilization. The domains of Vyākaraṇa and Nirukta explain
> the process of the etymological structures. This helped the language to
> sustain for many years till the date.
> The science of etymology is a base for many śāstra-s. Interestingly, one
> pada can be analysed etymologically in many ways. In this etymological
> analysis, Pāṇinīya-Vyākaraṇa plays a vital role. The tradition has retained
> other texts related to the same domain of etymology. Some of them are even
> more ancient than Pāṇini. The Uṇādisūtra is also such a text authored by
> Śākaṭāyana. These sūtras provide guidelines for understanding how certain
> prefixes and affixes function in the Saṃskṛta, particularly in relation to
> the roots of words. They form an essential part of Saṃskṛta grammar, aiding
> in the systematic analysis and interpretation of Saṃskṛta texts. The
> Uṇādisūtra -s are studied along with other foundational texts, such as
> Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī, contributing to a comprehensive understanding of
> Saṃskṛta linguistic principles and structures.
> The text analyzes the prakṛti-pratyaya structure of several nouns.
> Needless to say, a study of the Aṣṭādhyāyī and Uṇādi-sūtra-s are
> complementary to each other. The author of the Siddhāntakaumudī- Bhattoji
> Dīkṣita also dedicates an entire segment to the Uṇādi-sūtra-s in the
> aforesaid text. The knowledge of etymology benefits the students of
> Saṃskṛta as it enhances their understanding of the language and develops
> linguistic analysis skills for a profound understanding of traditional
> texts.
> *Duration: 19-2-24 to 19-6-24.Timings: 08:30 PM to 09:30 PMSessions: 60
> sessions, three per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)*
> *Eligibility:*• Proficiency in Saṃskṛta (equivalent to
> graduation/BA/Shastri level)
> • Basic command over the Aṣṭādhyāyī
> • Keen interest in learning
> *Medium: SaṃskṛtamFees: INR 3000 (for participants residing in India)$100
> (for participants residing outside India)*
> *Last date for applying: February 15, 2024Commencement of the classes:
> February 19, 2024*
> Please note: The eligible participants will be informed about the payment
> link after screening the applications received.
> Click on the link to apply https://forms.office.com/r/3h1FPGJq9C
> or Scan the QR code in the flyer
> *A certificate will be awarded after submitting all assignments and the
> course-end exam.*
> 75% of attendance is mandatory.
> Kindly find the attached flyer and spread this information in your circle.
> Interested people may join.
> Thanking you in advance.
> With best regards
> Dr. B Rajeswara Rao
> Assistant Professor, Amrita Darshanam,
> Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Chennai 601076
> rajeswarbhandaru at gmail.com
> --
> *Regards,*
> *Dr. Manish Rajan Walvekar*
> *Assistant Professor (Senior Grade) and Centre Coordinator*
> *Amrita Darshanam International Centre for Spiritual Studies*
> *Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham*
> *Bangalore.*
> || तस्मै पाणिनये नमः ||

*Dr. Manish Rajan Walvekar*
*Assistant Professor (Senior Grade) and Centre Coordinator*
*Amrita Darshanam International Centre for Spiritual Studies*
*Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham*

|| तस्मै पाणिनये नमः ||
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