Undergraduate | ANU-SKRT3005 | 2023
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 14 weeks
- 24 July 2023
About this subject
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Read extracts from the Sanskrit text smoothly and accurately.
- Translate the vocabulary of the text in hand with a high level of competence in the use of a Sanskrit-English dictionary.
- Demonstrate thorough understanding of the advanced grammatical structures employed in the Sanskrit text, and demonstrate expertise in using reference grammars.
- Appraise the linguistic registers of the root text, in contrast with other genres of Sanskrit literature, and reflect this in appropriate English translation; respond creatively to the root text in an appropriate medium.
- Demonstrate an ability to interpret commentarial texts, showing an understanding of commentarial techniques and vocabulary.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the social and historical contexts of the root text.
- Kālidāda’s Meghadūta
The four-year Sanskrit program is designed to introduce students to the broadest possible range of literary genres, including epic, courtly poetry, drama, Upaniṣadic verse and Vedic. In this course students will engage with a selection of readings from Kālidāda’s Meghadūta or a similar text.
Via face-to-face video at a set time prescribed by the University. Please be aware of potential time zone differences.
Type Description Weight (%)
Term 1 Class notes Analysis, parsing, translation and annotations of text studies in class 35%
Term 2 Class notes Analysis, parsing, translation and annotations of text studies in class 35%
Take-home exam Analysis, parsing, translation and annotations of text studies in class 30%
- Term 1 Class notes: Analysis, parsing, translation and annotations of text studies in class (35%)
- Term 2 Class notes: Analysis, parsing, translation and annotations of text studies in class (35%)
- Take-home Exam (30%)
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