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142178 KO Colloquium on the Philosophies and Religions of South Asia for Advanced Students (2021S)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 24 participants
Language: English



Teil I, Marion Rastelli: 3., 10., 17., 24. März, 14., 21., 28. April, 5. Mai: Mi, 10:15-11:45, digital.
Teil II, Karin Preisendanz: 12., 19., 26. Mai, 2., 9., 16., 23., 30. Juni: Mi, 16:00-17:30, digital.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The first part of the colloquium (3 March - 5 May 2021) will be devoted to a dissertation dealing with the Gayatrīmantra (see https://stb.univie.ac.at/forschung/qualifikationsarbeiten/qa-detail/news/gayatri-mantra-and-mother-of-the-vedas/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=64e4a560fa2177e8c3df776144055fdc). Specific aspects of the project will be discussed in terms of their content and from the theoretical–methodological points of view. Relevant materials will be provided online in Moodle. The colloquium will be conducted in English.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

As this is a course designed for third-semester students of the MA program “Languages and Cultures of South Asia” as well as for PhD students, successful completion of modules 4 or 5 as well as module 3a of this MA program is required. The completion of both module 4 and module 5 as well as of either module 6a, 6c or 6d is recommended.
50% of the grade are based on class participation in the form of the presentation of translations, text analyses, supplementary research, brief oral presentations, etc., of active involvement in the interpretation of the selected texts, historical analyses, formation of hypotheses, etc., and of contributions to the theoretical–methodological discussions. The remaining 50% are based either on a focused oral presentation involving the analysis of pertinent materials, or on a piece of written work (approximately 15 pages) on one of the topics of this part of the course. The minimum requirement for a positive assessment is the average achievement of 37% of the overall possible points for each component of the assessment.

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

MASK8a (KO B), Dissertantenseminar

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