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- 22 Feb 2021
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Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Read extracts from advanced-level intellectual texts with the use of a commentary or commentaries.
- Consider and evaluate the appropriate translation of the vocabulary of a root text through careful examination of commentarial glosses and explanations.
- Use translation and textual analysis to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the grammatical structures and techniques employed in intellectual and commentarial literature.
- Utilise dictionaries, reference grammars, and appropriate secondary resources with a high degree of competence.
- Translate, analyse, and reflect upon distinct genres of intellectual text and approaches to commentary.
- Selections from sutras, shastras, and commentarial texts.
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
To enrol in this course you must have completed SKRT2105 and SKRT2106 or SKRT3004 and SKRT3005 or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Sanskrit language proficiency assessment.
- EquipmentDetails - To successfully engage in this course students will need the following: • Laptop or computer • Computer camera (either inbuilt or webcam) • Headset with microphone • Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser • Reliable internet access • Access to a scanner or smartphone
- OtherDetails - Via face-to-face video at a set time prescribed by the University. Please be aware of potential time zone differences.
Sanskrit 7 is a high-level reading course suited to final-year students. This course introduces students to the major compositional genres of Sanskrit scholarly literature that were employed across a diverse range of traditional intellectual disciplines from the Classical to the late-Premodern period in South Asia. This course also introduces students to the Sanskrit commentarial tradition, its practices and conventions, and the influence it exerts upon textual reception. In this course, students will employ advanced grammatical and analytical skills to the interpretation and translation of intellectual texts and commentaries, and will become familiar with the use of commentaries as a translation tool. Students will have the opportunity to compare and consider the relationship between root texts and commentaries from a variety of traditional disciplines – such as poetics, yoga, and grammar – and refine their independent skills and interests in translation.
- Participation (5%)
- Review exercises (25%)
- Project (35%)
- Translation (35%)
Current study term: 21 Feb 21 to 28 May 21)
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