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140128 UE Saraha's Dohakosha (2019S)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 24 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 05.03. 10:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Tuesday 19.03. 10:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Tuesday 26.03. 10:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Tuesday 02.04. 10:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Tuesday 09.04. 10:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Held by Dr. Péter-Dániel Szántó (All Souls College, Oxford University)
for contact please use szantopeterdaniel@gmail.com

The goal of the seminar is to read as much as possible the middle-Indic dohās of Saraha in light of new manuscript material.

We will discuss the problems of transmission, readings, metrics, exegetical literature, translation, and previous studies.

The seminar will be based on the already existing editions and a new draft edition. Materials will be circulated beforehand.

Assessment and permitted materials

The grading will be based on an oral examinationa and participation in class. Since my time in Vienna is limited, these exams will be by appointment towards the middle of April.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Prerequisites include a good knowledge of Sanskrit and preferably some competence in middle Indic (Prakrits, Apabhramshas, etc.). Some experience with East-Indian mss. is welcome, but not essential.

Examination topics

Reading list

Familiarity with the existing literature is a plus, especially the following items:

Jackson, R.R., Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse from Buddhist India, Oxford, 2004.

Kværne, P., An Anthology of Buddhist Tantric Songs, Oslo, 1977.

Shahidullah, M., Les chants mystiques de Kāṇha et de Saraha: Les Dohā-koṣa (en apabhraṃśa, avec les versions tibétaines) et les Caryā (en vieux-bengali) avec introduction, vocabulaires et notes, Paris, 1928.

Schaeffer, K., Dreaming the Great Brahmin: The Tibetan Traditions of the Buddhist Poet-Saint Saraha, Oxford, 2005.

Association in the course directory

MATB2 (UE b)

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