SOAS University of London

South Asia Department

Directed Readings in Sanskrit

Module Code:
Module Not Running 2016/2017
Unit value:
Year of study:
Year 3
Taught in:
Term 1
The course is intended to allow students to read and discuss a Sanskrit text or text genre in addition to the materials covered in the syllabus. The course will allow students to develop specialisations in accordance with their own academic interests. At the end of the course students are expected to have acquired a sufficient familiarity with the text or text genre in question that would allow them to continue work on the special topic independently. (The course is complemented by another half-unit course, ‘Extended essay’, the topic of which should based on the directed readings offered in this course.)


At least two years or three units of Sanskrit courses.


A total of 11 weeks teaching with 1 hour contact per week.

Scope and syllabus




Method of assessment

One two-hour written examination to be taken in May/June (100%).

Suggested reading

A comprehensive reading list for this course will be supplied by the convenor at the beginning of the course.


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