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SAN4112 – Advanced Reading in Ancient Indian Languages II

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Course content

This is a follow-up course to “Advanced Reading in Ancient Indian Languages I”.

Building on the language skills acquired in the first course, the texts to be read (Sanskrit, Vedic Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit) will be chosen according to the students' proficiency and interests.

The course includes developing further skills in critically reading and analyzing secondary literature relevant to the topic.

Learning outcome

The students will further develop the ability to critically read and analyse texts on a very advanced level.


Admission to Master’s programme in Asian and African Studies


Formal prerequisite knowledge

SAN4111 Advanced Reading in Ancient Indian Languages I

Recommended previous knowledge

Bachelor’s degree with 80 credit group in Sanskrit.


The teaching consists of 10 two-hour seminars

Students will submit 1 minor assignment (4 pages)during the course, in English. The paper must be approved by the course teacher before the student is allowed to take the final exam.

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The qualifying assigmnent must be approved by the teacher before the student is allowed to take the final exam. An approved assignment is only valid for the semester the course is taken.

At the end of the semester there will be a 4 hour written exam

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Examination support material

Use of Monier Williams Sanskrit - English Dictionary is allowed.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

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

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


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

Periodic evaluation spring 2009

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Spring 2013


Spring 2013

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