Sanskrit: Level 9

Tutor: Zoë Slatoff
Start date: 24 April 2022


In Sanskrit Level 9, we will build upon what we’ve learned in the previous 8 Sanskrit courses, covering Chapters 17 and 18 of “Yogāvatāraṇam: The Translation of Yoga.” We will learn about secondary verbal roots, specifically, desideratives, intensives or frequentatives and denominatives. We will also learn the demonstrative pronouns idam and adas and neuter nouns ending in i and u and some irregular declensions. This will allow us to continue to read from texts such as the Bhagavad Gītā, as well as to read from some more early Upaniṣads and verses from haṭha and rāja yoga texts. At this point we will have learned almost all of the grammatical constructs you need to be able to pick up a text and read on your own.


Course Video

Videos are one of the most important parts of an online course.

Our courses offer two distinct types of video.

  1. Video on demand. Core videos for your course available to watch at any time. Audio versions are also available for download.
  2. Live Zoom sessions. We have six Zoom sessions open to all our students. These cover a range of topics. They let you explore other areas of study, and to meet tutors and students from other courses. Recordings are also made available after the session has ended.
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Course delivery is 100% online

7–9 weekly sessions

Study in your own time

Your tutor is available by email and forums

Communicate online with your fellow students

All course materials are delivered via the web

Student forums with tutor participation

Recorded lectures available in video and mp3 format

All required lecture notes included

Audio interviews with specialists in Hindu Studies

Supplementary materials taken from the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies teaching and research programme

Assessment is optional and is on the basis of successful completion of a single essay of 2000 words, with the exception of our Sanskrit courses which are assessed on weekly course work.

Courses can be completed in as little as seven weeks. There is a final deadline for essays or course work of twelve weeks from the beginning of the course.

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