Bhagavad Geeta Course Description:
In this Course, students will be introduced to both the Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 1) and simple Samskritam. Elementary structures of the Sanskrit language will be illustrated through the verses of the Bhagavad Gita. Students will gain familiarity with the script, and rapidly expand their vocabulary. Using special handouts, each verse of the Bhagavad Gita will be expounded to unravel both the meaning of the verse and the structure of the language. Students will learn to think about the Bhagavad Gita from within the Sanskrit language, and the worldview that it represents.
This course is the second in a 16-course sequence which constitutes the Certificate Program in Bhagavad Gita through Samskritam. In this course, the faculty will lead the students verse by verse, in sequence through the Bhagavad Gita, while simultaneously unfolding both the meanings of the verses in Chapter 1 as well as the nuances of the language. This course will also introduce the students to the following elements of the Sanskrit language: different forms of verbs, i.e., tenses – past, present, and future, cases (vibhakti), prefixes and suffixes and common sentence formation and structure used in the Bhagavad Gita.
In this course, students will be able to relate to words and expressions from the Bhagavad Geeta in the following areas:
- Identify and use verbal roots (dhatu) and their different forms according to the tenses.
- Use of prefixes, suffixes, and indeclinables.
- Recognize additional Sanskrit words, prepositions, and phrases.
Faculty: Shri. Srinath Chakravarty, Shri. Suryanarayan Nanda
Prerequisites: Admission to Program of Study, completion of SAN1011
Area of Study: Sanskrit Studies
Program of Study: Certificate Program in Bhagavad Gita through Sanskrit(BGTS)
Start Date: October 11, 2023
End Date: December 20, 2023
Time: 08:00 PM EST – 09:30 PM EST
Quarter Offered: Fall 2023