This programme is an introduction to the Sanskrit Language and Linguistics in the light of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. It maps all major concepts of the Word from the Vedic to the post-Vedic up till modern times, with a view to understand the underlying philosophies of language, the grammatical structure, poetics and etymology of Sanskrit. Besides the commentaries of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother the traditional commentaries of Yaska, Panini, Patanjali, Bhartrhari, Abhinavagupta, Sayana and other scholars are widely used.
Course Image Course 1: Vedic to Post-Vedic Epistemologies
This course is the first part of the PG Certificate Programme: Introduction to Sanskrit.
The Study Units are:
1. Vedic Paradigm of Language (Samhita period)
2. Post-Vedic Theories, Vedangas, Pratishakhyas and Nirukta of Yaska (6th c. BC).
3. Grammatical treatises: Ashtadhyayi of Panini (5th c. BC)
4. The Philosophy of Language: Mahabhashya of Patanjali (2nd c. AD) and the Theory of Sphota in Vakyapadiya of Bhartrihari (2nd c. AD)
5. Theory of Sphota in Tantrism (Shaiva tradition in Kashmir) by Abhinavagupta
This course is the second part of the PG Certificate Programme: Introduction to Sanskrit.
The Study Units are
1. New methodologies of linguistic analysis: The Origins of Aryan Speech by Sri Aurobindo. Towards a new science of language
2. Theory of Transparent Etymology of Sanskrit Language
3. Structure and Categories of Sanskrit Grammar
4. Nouns and Verbs of Sanskrit Morphology
5. Chandas: Basics of Sanskrit Poetics
Course Image Course 3: Research in Sanskrit

This course is the third part (Research project) of the PG Certificate Programme: Introduction to Sanskrit.