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Vyākaraṇa – IV

(SAN8102) – Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī is a monumental work in the sūtra format (short aphorisms) that establishes the grammar for classical Sanskrit as a language. At the same time, the text also presents a general model for language description, that goes beyond Sanskrit as a specific language instance. This is the fourth course in a sequence of four courses on Vyākaraṇa (grammar) based on Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī. The formalism of grammar developed by Pāṇini has its foundation in the philosophy of language in the Indian tradition elucidated by Vyāḍi. After Pāṇini, Bhartṛhari explained this comprehensively in his compendium named Vākyapadīya, which elucidates the universal philosophy of language, and is considered as a pathway to liberation in the Vyākaraṇa tradition.

Prerequisites:

1) The medium of Instruction is Sanskrit

2)Only currently enrolled Sanskrit master’s certificate students can register for these courses. 

3) Admission into Master Program in Sanskrit through HUA.

4) Completed previous MA Sanskrit Course prerequisite if any.

$900.00

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Course Code: SAN8102

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: 800

$900.00

(SAN8102) – Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī is a monumental work in the sūtra format (short aphorisms) that establishes the grammar for classical Sanskrit as a language. At the same time, the text also presents a general model for language description, that goes beyond Sanskrit as a specific language instance. This is the fourth course in a sequence of four courses on Vyākaraṇa (grammar) based on Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī. The formalism of grammar developed by Pāṇini has its foundation in the philosophy of language in the Indian tradition elucidated by Vyāḍi. After Pāṇini, Bhartṛhari explained this comprehensively in his compendium named Vākyapadīya, which elucidates the universal philosophy of language, and is considered as a pathway to liberation in the Vyākaraṇa tradition.

Prerequisites:

1) The medium of Instruction is Sanskrit

2)Only currently enrolled Sanskrit master’s certificate students can register for these courses. 

3) Admission into Master Program in Sanskrit through HUA.

4) Completed previous MA Sanskrit Course prerequisite if any.

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Course content:

The course introduces the tradition of the philosophy of Vyākaraṇa while providing comparisons with other schools of Indian thought. It also provides an overview of Vākyapadīya along with a selection of sections pertaining to the central themes of the philosophy of Vyākaraṇa.

In this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the philosophy of language that provided the concept of apoddhāra (dissection and abstraction) based on which Pāṇini formulated his Aṣṭādhyāyī.
  2. Understand the engagement with language and grammar as a spiritual process.

Area of Study:- Sanskrit Studies

Required / Elective: Required

Prerequisites: Completion of Vyākaraṇa – III

Faculty / Instructor:  Dr.Tilaka Rao

Quarter Offered:  Spring 2023

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