Introduction to Indology
The aim of this module is to provide a multifaceted introduction in the different aspects of indological studies. It comprises of a course in which one acquires an overview about the languages and literature of South Asia specially Sanskrit, Pali and Prakrit as also about the fundamentals of religious traditions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and the other vedic ritual traditions.
Apart from that a few introductory topics on indological research areas, different approaches and methodology e.g. Manuscriptology, Ethno-Indology etc. are also covered. One also learns to use new computer based resources in the field of indology.