Sanskrit is the key to the civilisational treasures of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, and provides direct access to a vast repository of literary, scientific and philosophical wisdom. It is the primary language of classical Indian art, music, dance, literature and religion. It is also of interest to students of historical and comparative linguistics and provides a basis for the study of modern Indian languages.
Many ANU Sanskrit students are yoga teachers or practitioners, adherents of Indian spiritual traditions, and students of South Asian heritage who wish to learn more about their cultural roots.
Savour a “taste” of Sanskrit in this class and find out how it can enrich your degree at ANU!
Associate Professor McComas Taylor heads the South Asia Program at ANU College of Asia & the Pacific. His research lies at the intersection of contemporary critical theory and classical Sanskrit narrative literature. His educational philosophy is simple: while maintaining the highest standards of academic rigour, Dr Taylor ensures that learning is student-focussed and enjoyable. He makes extensive use of role-play, games and other non-traditional learning activities to foster and engaged and engaging learning environment.