COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Introduction to Sanskrit Language and Literature
Course Code: 
15HUM237
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Introduction to Sanskrit Language and Literature' is a course offered in the B. Tech. programs at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

To familiarize students with Sanskrit language; to introduce students to various knowledge traditions in Sanskrit; to help students appreciate and imbibe India’s ancient culture and values.

Unit 1

Sanskrit Language – Vakya Vyavahara - Introduction to Sanskrit language - Devanagari script and Sanskrit alphabet - Vowels and Consonants – Pronunciation - Classification of Consonants – Samyukthakshara Words – Nouns and Verbs - Cases – Introduction to Numbers and Time – Verbs: Singular, Dual and Plural – Sarva Namas: First Person, Second Person, Third Person – Tenses: Past, Present and Future -Words for Communication – Selected Slokas – Moral Stories – Subhashithas – Riddles.

Unit 2

Language Studies - Role of Sanskrit in Indian & World Languages.

Unit 3

Introduction to Sanskrit Classical Literature – KavyaTradition – Drama Tradition - Stotra Tradition – Panchatantra Stories.

Unit 4

Introduction to Sanskrit Technical Literature – Astronomy – Physics – Chemistry – Botany – Engineering – Aeronautics – Ayurveda – Mathematics – Medicine – Architecture - Tradition of Indian Art – Administration – Agriculture.

Unit 5

Indology Studies – Perspectives and Innovations.

  • Vakya Vyavahara - Prof. Vempaty Kutumba Sastri, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi
  • The Wonder that is Sanskrit - Dr. Sampadananda Mishra, New Delhi
  • Science in Sanskrit – Samskritha Bharathi, New Delhi