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A continuation of the second year of basic Sanskrit grammar, pronunciation, dictionary
usage, and vocabulary acquisition. There is strong emphasis on noun compounds (samaasas).
We move onward through the Goldman and Goldman primer, Devavanipravesika. We read
selectively in a range of texts, including Hindu and Buddhist scripture, and secular
court poetry. Stanzas from Bhagavad Gita are introduced, as well as the Heart Sutra.
Particular attention is given in class to Indic culture, its connection to Sanskrit
language and religious traditions, and issues raised by the work of translation. Prerequisite:
REL287. Cross-listed as REL557.Course Number: