From Sanskrit to Modern Hindi
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LHW01
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
This lecture celebrates the ancient world and accompanies the forthcoming Classics Week (RC061) organised by City Lit in partnership with the British Museum and University College London. This year’s inspiration is the major British Museum exhibition “Nero: the man behind the myth”.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Hindi's connection with Sanskrit as well as the role language tributaries like Arabic, Persian and Portugese.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate some knowledge on the topic of the lectures.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Anyone with interest or curiosity for the ancient world is welcome to join. No previous knowledge required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This is a tutor-led lecture, with opportunities to ask questions throughout the session.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No other costs. Please bring writing material if you wish to take notes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You will find a list of all the courses offered by City Lit on our website, www.citylit.ac.uk.
Rohini Bakshi has an M.A in Hindu Studies from SOAS, University of London. She teaches Sanskrit, Hindi, Vedic Chanting, and introductory courses on the Upanishads, Patanjali's yoga sutras, and the Bhagavad Gita. Oxford alumna, columnist and blogger, Rohini has been teaching Sanskrit on social media for years and has published an independent reader for Sanskrit students based on this work. She is currently teaching Katha Upanishad at the advanced level.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.