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Analysis of Vedic Texts


Admission requirements

Good knowledge of Vedic Sanskrit. In order to follow the course, students must have passed the courses “Vedic Sanskrit” and / or “Reading Vedic texts”.


During the course we will read a number of Vedic texts (both poetry and prose) and discuss various issues of Vedic and Indo-European historical morphology, syntax and etymology. The students will learn to work with all kinds of tools (editions, dictionaries, concordances, commentaries, etc.) which have been developed for analyzing Vedic texts.

Course objectives

At the end of the course, the student will be able to analyze and translate Vedic texts, using the available tools. The student will also be able to look up and to critically assess the etymology of Sanskrit words.


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

Take home examination


There will be a resit for students who did not pass the first examination.

Inspection and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

The texts will be made available on Brightspace.


Enrolment through My Studymap is mandatory


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