Summer School in Spoken Sanskrit 2024

05. August to 30 August 2024

In this course, the students will learn how to converse in Sanskrit on topics of daily life by using classical and modern vocabulary. Active participation of the students and modern multi-media tools will facilitate the learning process in the interactively designed course. Thus, the students and scholars will be able to overcome the perception of Sanskrit as a written-only, “dead” language, and increase their confidence in actively using this language. The study of Sanskrit will become a lively and creative experience for the students and will also contribute to their understanding of the written language. The course is a unique opportunity to learn and practice spoken Sanskrit in a dynamic environment.

Organized by:

Spracheninstitut an der Universität Leipzig e.V.,
D-04109 Leipzig,
Tel.: +49(0)341-9730281


Leipzig University
Institute for South and Central Asian Studies
Schillerstr. 6
D-04109 Leipzig



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Dr. Sadananda Das is widely known as an excellent speaker and experienced teacher of spoken Sanskrit. He has taught seventeen summer school courses in spoken Sanskrit at Heidelberg University, four at Lausanne University, and three at the Australian National University, besides five courses in advanced spoken Sanskrit at Florence University, at the Centre of Sanskrit Studies in Barcelona, at the Jñāna Pravāha Centre for Cultural Studies in Varanasi and at the Śādvala Centre for Sanskrit Studies in Goa. This year’s course will take place at Leipzig University for the sixth time. In the past eighteen years, the course has attracted students and scholars of Indology and related fields from across the globe.

The Summer School is planned as a face-to-face event and will take place at the Institute of South and Central Asian Studies at Leipzig University.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of English and basic knowledge of Sanskrit (at least 2 semesters) as well as the ability to read Devanāgarī script. The course will be taught in Sanskrit.

Timetable: Classes from 10:00 to 16:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10:00 to 13:00 on Wednesday and Saturday. 

Application: Please download the application form below. Applications can start now.

The number of participants is limited to 20. 

Deadline:  31 May 2024.

Course fee: 500 EUR for the course and 25,- EIUR for the materials.. In this year's summer school it is 83 hours (60 minutes hour) of teaching and 72 teaching sessions.

The course fee and the fee for the materials must be paid in full by 07 June 2024 by bank transfer to the following account:

  • Bank: DKB
  • IBAN: DE97 1203 0000 1005 3728 32
  • BIC: BYLADEM1001


  • After you have applied for the course, the instructor, Dr. Sadananda Das, will inform you whether you are admitted.
  • You transfer the course fee and the fee for the materials to our account.
  • Please note that your registration is only valid if we have received your payment by 07 June 2024.
  • You will be informed whether the course will take place. We will only consider participants who have paid the course fee by 07 June 2024.
  • Should we have to cancel the course for lack of participants, we will refund the course fee.
  • Please note: All bank fees for transactions from outside of Europe must be paid by the participants.


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