The three-week intensive course “Lived Sanskrit Cultures in Varanasi” (Feb 17 to March 6, 2020) is now open for applicants till 31 October 2019. It 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 comprise teaching Sanskrit and the Veda, performing rituals, processions in Varanasi, Goddess Temples in Varanasi, Indian Calendrical Systems and a Crash Course in Spoken Sanskrit
The course is organized by Prof. Dr. Ute Hüsken (South Asia Institute, Head of Cultural and Religious History of South Asia), Prof. Dr. Jörg Gengnagel (Würzburg University) and Dr. Vinita Chandra (IIT / Banaras Hindu University).
Further information is available here.