Fundamentals of Prakrit Language (Online)

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India is considered the land of a number of language families, and Indo-Aryan is one of them. The linguists have subdivided the Indo-Aryan Languages into three categories: Old, Middle and New Indo-Aryan languages. The Middle Indo-Aryan group is characterized by languages such as Prakrit, Pali and Apabhramsha. Dialects of Prakrit were used to produce literature, inscriptions and plays. The study of this literature, inscriptions and plays are very important to know ancient Indian history and culture. Keeping this fact in mind, International School for Jain Studies (ISJS) organizes an extensive offline nine-month Prakrit study program and a third program is going on. Now, on request of some scholars from India and abroad, ISJS offers a one-month online course on “Fundamentals of Prakrit Language”.

This One-month online program is designed for all interested to learn this classical language. Acquaintance with Devnagari is required.                                        
DatesTimeVenueFees
November 08 - December 07, 202207:30 PM to 08:30 PM (IST)/
07:00 AM to 08:00 AM (PDT)/
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)
OnlineUS$ 75 (for overseas participants) /
INR 750 (for Indian participants)

SPECIFICS
  • Lecture Schedule: 5 days a week from Monday to Friday

  • No. of Lectures daily: One lecture (45 minutes followed by 15 minutes of discussion)

  • Medium of Instruction: English

  • Final Test: Google form (50 questions)

ELIGIBILITY
  • Acquaintance of Devnagari

TOPICS TO BE DELIVERED
  • Language families and Prakrit

  • Origin and development of Prakrit

  • General characteristics of Prakrit and its main dialects

  • Alphabet: Vowels, Consonants, Nasal and Visarga

  • Phonology: Changes of vowel sounds, consonant sounds, conjunct consonant sounds, and substitution of words

  • Morphology: Declension and Conjugation, Substitution of roots

  • Indeclinable

  • Grammatical changes in dialects


LAST DATE OF APPLICATION: OCTOBER 15, 2022

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