HIN4011 – Advanced Readings in Hindi

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

This course will acquaint the students with sophisticated texts from different fields like modern literature, literary criticism, essay writing, drama and poetry. It is intended to correlate in every autumn semester the respective selection of texts with the themes taught in other South Asia courses like SAS4011

Learning outcome

The course deepens and enlarges the students’ mastery of Hindi. It will familiarize them with a variety of genres and Hindi language styles, and it will explore trends in Hindi writing that go well beyond the textbook level. The course will enable the students to work independently with a broad variety of Hindi texts.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

Admitted to AAS-master, South-Asia

Recommended previous knowledge

Good knowledge of English.


The course will be taught as a continuation of SAS4011 and should connect thematically with the guest lectures given autumn 2010.

The course is a combination of lectures and seminars and demands active participation from the students.


Essay, 5-7 pages.

The essay is to be submitted in Fronter. The obligatory statement concerning cheating must be submitted in the designated folder.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Course offered next Autumn 2013.


Course offered next Autumn 2013.

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)