Sanskrit has been called the mother of all languages. Indeed it has significantly influenced many in the Indo-European family and is the root of most North Indian languages. Sanskrit literature encompasses a rich tradition of poetry and drama as well as scientific, philosophical and religious texts. Indeed, Sanskrit continues to be used as a ceremonial language in Hindi religious rituals.
Zabaan’s faculty includes scholars equipped with expertise in Sanskrit grammar and literature. The following Sanskrit language courses are currently offered at Zabaan through Group Classes, Private Instruction and Online Instruction. Learn more below about each course we teach, the language skills you’ll develop, and the materials we’ll use to help you achieve your learning objectives.
This course is aimed at beginners seeking to obtain reading skills in Sanskrit, the classical language of India. A comprehensive survey of the most important features of Sanskrit grammar will allow students to approach texts in an informed and constructive way. As the course progresses, students will gradually acquire the ability to deconstruct the rich language of written Sanskrit into root forms that can then be found in a dictionary. In turn, students with gain the tools necessary to decode Sanskrit grammar. Primarily aimed at students interested in pursuing further specialised instruction in India, this course will be taught strictly using the devanagari script.
|Course Materials||Introduction to Sanskrit (Part One)” (2011) by Thomas Egenes|
Introduction to Sanskrit (Part Two)” (2012) by Thomas Egenes
Devavāṇīpraveśikā : An Introduction to the Sanskrit Language (2011) by Robert P. Goldman and Sally J. Sutherland Goldman
|Duration:||60 Class Hours|
|Options:||Group Classes, Private Lessons or Online Instruction|
Reading The Laghusiddhantkaumudi
The Laghusiddhantkaumudi (लघुसिद्धान्तकौमुदी) by 17th century Sanskrit grammarian, Varadaraja, is the seminal text for learning the Paninian Grammatical System. With the reorganization and Sanskrit commentary on 1300 sutras of the Ashtadhyayi, the text covers Sandhi, Verb Conjugations, Compounds, and suffixes among other topics.
|Prerequisite(s):||Basic Sanskrit (A1)|
|Options:||Private Lessons or Online Instruction|