The course gives an introduction to aṣṭādhyāyī, the foundation text of Sanskrit Grammar. It will introduce basic concepts of sūtra-s, adhikāra-s and anuvṛtti, and teach the contruction
of chapters in the text, with emphasis on how the prakaraṇa-s have been organised. It will also deal with the technique of interpretation of sūtra-s, and the use of relevant paribhāṣā-s in the same.
1. To understand the basic construction of Ashtadhyayi and outline of prakaranas.
2. To understand the classification of sutras in different prakaranas
3. To understand the way anuvritti and adhikaara operate in Ashtadhyayi
4. To understand the technique of interpreting sutra-s
Periodic tests will be conducted to assess progress of students.
Teacher assisted learning through webinars
Manishankar Bharatwaj, Venkat s, Default professor, Vinayak Rajat Bhat, Varun Sharma