COURSES. Two courses on classical and modern Kannada

Data evento: 4 – 22 May 2020 Indirizzo: Würzburg University

Two courses on classical and modern Kannada

We invite applications for two intensive courses on Kannada, both conducted by Prof. B.A. Viveka Rai at the Chair of Indology, Würzburg University:

“Kannada as a Classical Language”,
May 4th until 8th 2020
This course focusses on the classical literary genre Champu. After an introduction into classical Kannada, Janna’s Yashodhara Charite (chapters 3 and 4) will be read and studied. Participants are expected to possess knowledge of fundamental grammar and the Kannada script before attending the course.

“Modern Kannada – Beginner’s level”,
May 11th until 22nd 2020
The course provides an introduction to the Kannada language through an extensive program combining spoken Kannada with reading, writing and grammar skills. It is intended for students of various disciplines and without any previous knowledge in Kannada.

Prof. Dr. B.A. Viveka Rai is a retired professor of Kannada Literature and Folklore at the University of Mangalore. Since 2010, he is a regular guest professor at the Chair of Indology, University of Würzburg, teaching Kannada and classical Kannada, as well as courses on the culture and literature of Karnataka.

The fee is 150 Euro (Classical Kannada) and 300 Euro (Modern Kannada) respectively (including teaching materials). A reduction for students and unemployed is possible upon request. For any questions and for registration please write to Anna Aurelia Esposito (

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