COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Sanskrit II
Course Code: 
15SAN111
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Sanskrit II' is a course offered in the B. Tech. programs at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

To familiarize students with Sanskrit language and literature; to enable them to read and understand Sanskrit verses and sentences; to help them acquire expertise for selfstudy of Sanskrit texts and communication in Sanskrit; to help the students imbibe values of life and Indian culture as propounded in scriptures.

Unit 1

Seven cases, indeclinables, sentence making with indeclinables, Saptha karakas.

Unit 2

Ktavatu Pratyaya, Upasargas, Ktvanta, Tumunnanta, Lyabanta.
Three Lakaras – brief introduction, Lot lakara.

Unit 3

Words and sentences for advanced communication. Slokas, moral stories (Pancatantra) Subhashitas, riddles.

Unit 4

Introduction to classical literature, classification of Kavyas, classification of Dramas - The five Mahakavyas, selected slokas from devotional kavyas - Bhagavad Gita – chapter - II verse 47, chapter - IV verse 7, chapter - VI verse 5, chapter - VIII verse 6, chapter - XVI verse 21, Kalidasa’s Sakuntala act IV – verse 4, Isavasyopanishat 1st Mantra, Mahabharata chapter 149 verses 14 - 120, Neetisara chapter - III

Unit 5

Translation of paragraphs from Sanskrit to English and vice versa.

  • Praveshaha; Publisher: Samskrita bharati, Aksharam, 8th cross, 2nd phase, girinagar, Bangalore -560 085
  • Sanskrit Reader I, II and III, R. S. Vadhyar and Sons, Kalpathi, Palakkad
  • Prakriya Bhashyam written and published by Fr. John Kunnappally
  • Sanskrit Primer by Edward Delavan Perry, published by Ginn and Company Boston
  • Sabdamanjari, R. S. Vadyar and Sons, Kalpathi, Palakkad
  • Namalinganusasanam by Amarasimha published by Travancore Sanskrit series
  • Subhashita Ratna Bhandakara by Kashinath Sharma, published by Nirnayasagar Press.