This is a webinar course for learners who want to understand how to get the best out of Sanskrit kośas (Dictionaries and Lexicons). In these webinars, learners get exposure to various kinds of information available in sanskrit lexicons, and they can practice using the online, searchable repositories for getting the maximum benefit of these lexicons.
Intermediate learners who already have exposure to Sanskrit language and literature, and who wish to understand more about advanced Sanskrit lexicons. Basic Grammar knowledge, and ability to understand simple spoken Sanskrit is essential.
Dictionaries are indispensable companions to language learning, and are used by all learners, whether at the beginning or advanced level. Modern dictionaries which simply list words in their alphabetical order and give their meanings, do not require much guidance to use.
However, Sanskrit kośas do much more than giving simple word-to-word translations or synonyms. They incorporate a wealth of information about the word, including the gender, grammatical information, various forms, usages from literature, special references, etc. Many students get lost in these kośas, as they are not aware of the structure of the kośa, or what the different things mean. Consequently, they are unable to use these to assist their language learning.
In this course, Dr. Chandrasekharan Raman explains the features of 4 major kośas (Two Sanskrit-English dictionaries, and Two Sanskrit-Sanskrit kośas), and teaches the learners to use online searchable repositories to get all the information and understand it.
The classes will be conducted online through a tool called Gotowebinar. Students can join the classes through their computers or smartphones.
2. Are the classes live or pre-recorded?
The classes are live, conducted between 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM every Tuesday starting January 29. After each class, recording of the class will be uploaded in the portal. Those who cannot attend the live classes can catch up through the recordings.
3. Will there be opportunity for interacting with the teacher?
Definitely. You can ask any of your doubts/questions to the teacher directly during the classes.
Classes will be held Every Tuesday, between 08:30 PM and 09:30 PM IST.
First class will be on Tuesday, 29th January 2019.
2. Is attendance compulsory? What if I miss a class in the middle of the course?
Regularity and Punctuality are very important in gaining the full benefits of the course. However, if you have to miss some classes due to unavoidable circumstances, please inform the teacher by email in advance. You can catch up with the class using the uploaded materials.
3. I came to know of this course late, and a few classes have already happened? What do I do?
You can start attending the live webinars, and catch up with older portions using recordings.
If you are a pre-existing user of Sanskrit From Home
If you are a new user,
1. What will be the language used in the classes?
The initial classes, and explanation of the Sanskrit-English dictionaries, will be in English. Later classes pertaining to the Sanskrit-Sanskrit koshas will be a mixture of Sanskrit and English.
2. What is the fee for this course?
This course is absolutely free! The only things you will need to invest is your interest and commitment to attend the classes regularly and participate.
The course is taught by Dr. Chandrasekharan Raman