COURSE. Lived Sanskrit Cultures in Varanasi

Data evento: 17 February – 6 March 2020 Indirizzo: Varanasi, India

Lived Sanskrit Cultures in Varanasi

The 2020 course “Lived Sanskrit Cultures in Varanasi” is now open for applications. The three-week intensive course “Lived Sanskrit Cultures in Varanasi” (Feb 17 to March 6, 2020) is designed to impart a practice-oriented training in methods of cultural and religious studies, focusing on how Sanskrit texts are taught, applied, enacted, inscribed in spaces and lived by practitioners, women and men, in Varanasi.

Areas of study:

Teaching Sanskrit and the Veda • Performing Rituals • Processions in Varanasi • Goddess Temples in Varanasi • Indian Calendrical Systems • A Crash Course in Spoken Sanskrit

Course fee: 890 Euro. This fee includes accommodation in double rooms, breakfast, dinner and local transport. For single room accommodation the charge is 500 Euro extra.

Application deadline: 31st Oct. 2019

Language of instruction: English

Max. strength: 12 students

Eligibility: Applications are invited by students registered at a university or another academic institution. This course is suitable for students who are studying in B.A./M.A. or researchers working in these areas. It is open to students hailing from any part of the world. Knowledge of Sanskrit is mandatory (equivalent to at least 1 year of university level courses). In addition, working knowledge of Hindi is desirable, but no prerequisite for the course. Moreover, previous exposure to Varanasi or India is useful. For large parts of the course, participants will work in teams. Willingness and ability for team work is therefore an essential precondition.


Prof. Dr. Ute Hüsken (Heidelberg University)

Prof. Dr. Jörg Gengnagel (Würzburg University)

Dr. Vinita Chandra (IIT / Banaras Hindu University)


Detailed information on the 2020 course:

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