Sanskrit Summer Immersions

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Date & time

Monday 01 February 2021


Online - Zoom


Stephanie Majcher and McComas Taylor


Stephanie Majcher

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How are you going to keep your Sanskrit bright and fresh over the long summer break in teaching?

To help you along, and to ease you back into a new year of formal study, we are holding two online Sanskrit Summer Immersion programs.

Immersion 1: Hitopadeśa

The Hitopadeśa is a collection of relatively simple and amusing short fables in prose. We will be taking some examples from this collection from Lanman's Sanskrit Reader and studying them together slowly and carefully. This program is suitable for folk going into second year, or for anyone else who would enjoy reading some nice, easy Sanskrit for pleasure.

This immersion will facilitated by Dr Stephanie Majcher, Sanskrit Lecturer in the School of Culture, History & Language at the Australian National University.

Immersion 2: Raghuvaṃśa Raghuvaṃśa

Raghuvaṃśa, a classic example of courtly poetry, is one of Kālidāsa's best- known works, but one we don't usually have the opportunity to study in class. It comes with a commentary by Mallinatha. We will make a start on this text, with particular emphasis on exploring how the commentary works in relation to the root text. This immersion is suitable for students going into third year, or for anyone else who would like to experience a more challenging piece of literature.

This immersion will be facilitated by Associate Professor McComas Taylor, Sanskrit Reader in the School of Culture, History & Language at the Australian National University.

Each immersion features a week-long program of daily sessions. Attendance at all sessions is encouraged, but not required. The sessions are free of charge and open to all.

More information is available on the ANU Students of Sanskrit Facebook page.

Program runs from 1–12 February 2021. Registration via Eventbrite:

Immersion 1: Register here.

Immersion 2: Register here.

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