This course provides a survey of the basic philosophical tenets of the different schools of Vedānta and introduces their primary sources. This course also provides the opportunity to study comparatively the respective commentaries of a principal Upaniṣad to aid the student in understanding the philosophical standpoints of these different schools.
In this course students will be able to:
- Understand the role of Vedānta in governing the Indic way of life.
- Understand the convergences and divergences of views among the different schools of Vedānta.
- Observe the multiplicity of interpretations of Vedic literature and the rationale behind such interpretations forming the basis of tenets propounded by the different schools of Vedānta.
Area of Study: Sanskrit Studies
Required / Elective: Required
1) The medium of Instruction is Sanskrit
2)Only currently enrolled Sanskrit master’s certificate students can register for these courses. (MIT-SVS)
3) Admission into Master Program in Sanskrit through MIT-SVS
4) Completed previous MA Sanskrit Course
Faculty / Instructor: Dr. Mahabaleswara Bhat
Quarter Offered: Winter 2023