This is a comprehensive Saṃskrit Course for Absolute Beginners to learn right from Alphabets to Classical texts in Saṃskrit . The entire course is divided into 7 modules and the lessons are taken step by step, in easy explanations and exercises to build a foundation for Saṃskrit learning by focussing on conceptual understanding. This course is a unique combination of Spoken Saṃskrit and basic Saṃskrit Grammar thorough simple methods to easily and quickly grasp the oldest language which contains a treasure of knowledge in its different scriptures.
You will be taken through lesson after lesson in easy steps to develop the language knowledge right from the base. In this course, more importance is given to explain the basic structure of the language, through worksheets, different exercises and gradually adding on new topics. Please go through the Detailed Course Structure below.
Dr. Chaitali Dangarikar is a Saṃskrit scholar associated with IIT Kanpur from 2014. She was part of various research projects in IIT Bombay and IIT Kanpur. Originally trained in traditional and modern Saṃskrit scholarship, she obtained her doctorate degree in the field of Saṃskrit from the Department of Humanities and Social sciences, IIT Bombay. Her research interests include Saṃskrit grammatical tradition, Indian philosophy of language and lexicography. (She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
7 Modules, 35 lessons
Day 1: Introduction to Course content, Introduction to Saṃskrit . Phonology rules, Pronunciation of alphabets, Written forms of alphabets, post consonantal vowels and consonantal conjuncts
Day 2: Phonological rules (सन्धि) and Vowel gradation
Day 3: Simple Nouns (Nouns ending in -अ and Verb in present tense.
Day 4: Case meanings (कारक)
Day 5: Personal Pronouns (अस्मत् and युष्मत्)
Day 6: Simple sentences in present indicative (वर्तमाने लट्). Active (परस्मैपद) and the Middle voice (आत्मनेपद)
Day7: Nouns ending in आ
Day 8: Demonstrative Pronouns (तत् and एतत्)
Day 9: Adjectives of Pronominal Declension
Day 10: Moods: Potential or optative (विध्यर्थ) & Birthday/Anniversary/Best wishes in Saṃskrit
Day 11: Nouns in -i/-u (-इ/-उ)
Day 12: Interrogative, Relative, and Correlative Indeclinable (the K-Y-T series) )
Day 13: Interrogative, Relative, and Correlative Pronouns )
Day 14: Relative, and Correlative Sentence Examples)
Day 15: Indefinite and Absolute constructions, famous slogans and sayings and mottos )
Day 16: Nouns in -ī (-ई)
Day 17: गण-s of the Present System
Day 18: Vocabulary building, Dictionaries कोशs, Synonyms and Antonyms
Day 19: Story from modern literature
Day 20: संवाद
Day 21: Verbs - The Imperfect (अनद्यतन भूते लङ्)
Day 22: Preverbs and how they change the meanings of verbs उपसर्ग-s
Day 23: Nouns in -aḥ/-iḥ/-uḥ (-अः/-इः/-उः)
Day 24: Verbs - The Passive (कर्मणि प्रयोग)
Day 25: Story from classical Saṃskrit literature
Day 26: Nouns in -ṛ (-ऋ)
Day 27: Verbs - The Past Passive Participle (भूते कृदन्त)
Day 28: Nouns & Adjectives in -ant (-अन्त)
Day 29: Verbs - The Past Active Participle (क्तवतु)
Day 30: Saṃskrit Drama and Poetry
Day 31: Verbs - The Imperative (लोट्)
Day 32: The Gerund (त्वान्त / ल्यबन्त)
Day 33: Nouns & Adjectives in -in (-इन्)
Day 34: The Infinitive (तुमुन्नन्त)
Day 35: Concluding Session.
It's an extremely strong step towards creating a Saṃskrit -friendly environment in the academic spaces. I appreciate it.
Rigorous and conceptual approach to teaching. Feel more confident about my fundamentals after taking the course.
Excellent presentation and explanation of each topic.Aparna Rajhans
Without any prior knowledge of Saṃskrit , I am able to form basic sentences after the courseNaveen kumar
The course helped me learn the basics of rules and grammar and it is very useful in understanding Sanskrit text.Manish Sidhpuria
Analysis of each word in a sentence, the various word forms, enhanced understanding of grammar
Key takeaway was a conceptual understanding of Saṃskrit grammar.Asim Kumar Das
It has been an asset in strengthening the very foundations of our understanding of the basics of the language. We got a wider scope of learning.Vaidehi
Very good foundations on Sanskrit grammar. Good set of online and offline tools (dictionaries, apps, websites) to continue studying texts after the course. Also, took away a deep sense of respect and admiration for the creators of Saṃskrit language, whose understanding of human vocal anatomy, linguistics, and appreciation of diversity are remarkable even by modern standardsRohith MV
A nice and interesting way of teaching the ornate concepts of the beautiful language. Now we understand that Saṃskrit is far more than what we see nowadays.Bharat Mahesh
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|Non IITK Student||Rs. 4,720/-|
|IITK Student||Rs. 2,000/-|
|IITK Ward||Rs. 2,360/-|
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Course Code: 22/37
Course Title: Sanskrit Course
Course Duration: 01.12.2021 - 31.01.2022
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