History of Vedic and Sanskrit Literature |
Course Title: History of Vedic and Sanskrit Literature
Course Credit: 4
The course is comprised of history of Vedic and Sanskrit literature. Vedic literature includes Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka, Upanishad, Vedanga, Sutra literature etc. On the other hand, Sanskrit literature includes Ramayana, Mahabharata, Purana and other classical Sanskrit literature like Bhasa and his works, Ahsvaghosha and his works, Kalidasa and his works, fictions and story literature, drama, prose, poetry and some other writers and their works.
For learning Sanskrit language properly grammar is necessary. In this course some components of preliminary Sanskrit grammar are included. These are some technical terms of Sanskrit grammar, declension, rules of sentence making, na-tva & sha-tva vidhana, gender, conjugation, case & case-endings etc.
English is an international language. Most of the discipline of knowledge is possible to get through English language. At present to be a citizen of the world to have the knowledge of English is very necessary. With this view out of the core language Sanskrit, English is included in the curriculum. In this course preliminary knowledge of English grammar, its vocabulary building, phonetics, developing speaking skill, developing reading and writing ability etc. are to be discussed.
For learning Sanskrit language properly grammar is necessary. In this course some components of preliminary Sanskrit grammar are included. These are avyaya, sandhi, suffix (krit & taddhita), voice, translation, etc.
Sanskrit Story Literature |
Course Title: Sanskrit Story Literature
Course Credit: 4
The course is comprised of introduction to Sanskrit story literature and its moral instruction. This course has one text book. Its name is Panchatantram and its author’s name is Vishnusharman. Panchatantram has five tantras. These are (i) Mitrabheda (ii) Mitralabha (iii) Kakolukiya (iv) Labdhapranasha and (v) Aparikshitakaraka. Panchatantram is an excellent book of moral instruction in Sanskrit story literature.
SKT106 (A) |
Sociology and Anthropology |
Course Title: Sociology and Anthropology
Course Credit: 4
This course introduces fundamental concepts used in Sociology and Anthropology. This course offers origin and development of Sociology and Anthropology as separate disciplines. It also includes theoretical and research traditions in the Sociological and Anthropological fields of enquiry.
This course consists of Economics studies. Economics is an important discipline of knowledge. It deals with money, monetary matter, banking, individual economics, collective economics etc. Everyone should have some knowledge of Economics. With this view this course is included in the curriculum as an alternative paper with Sociology and Anthropology out of main subject Sanskrit.
The course is comprised of three classical Sanskrit dramas. These are Svapnavasavadattam of Bhasa, Abhijnanashakuntalam of Kalidasa and Uttararamacharitam of Bhavabhuti. Through this course the students will be acquainted with Sanskrit dramas and the history and social life of three different times and the poetic genius of Bhasa, Kalidasa and Bhavabhuti.
This course is comprised of various Sanskrit grammatical contents like: samjna, paribhasha, case and case endings, feminine suffixes etc. These topics are very much important to learn the Sanskrit language properly. Through this course the students will be acquainted with the various terms of Sanskrit Grammar.
This course consists of three books. These are Kiratarjuniyam (canto-1 & 2), written by Bharavi; Meghadutam of Kalidasa and Nitishlokah of Chanakya. From this course the students will be able to know about court epic, dutakavya and moral values.
This course is comprised of two Sanskrit prose literature named Dashakumaracharitam of Dandin and Kadambari of Banabhatta. Dashakumaracharitam is an Akhyayika type of Sanskrit prose. Purvapithika, Prathama Uchchhvasa and Uttarapithika Prathama Uchchhvasa: Kumarotpatti and Rajavahanacharita are included in the curriculum from Dashakumarcharitam. On the other hand, from the beginning to Shukanasopadesha is included from Kadambari. Through this course the students will be acquainted with the characteristic and style of Sanskrit prose. Students will be also informed about the society depicted in these two books and the beauty of language of Sanskrit prose.
This course is aimed at providing an introduction to computers and their impact on our daily life. We are living in an era where computational devices such as personal computers, laptops, mobile phones are indispensible in our day to day life. This course will familiarize the students of the limitless advantages and improvement that modern computer has brought to us. This course will also highlight the potential threats associated with the use of computers. Overall, this course will provide an introduction of computing and computing devices for a general audience.
Vedic Samhita and Grammar |
Course Title: Vedic Samhita and Grammar
Course Credit: 4
The Veda is the oldest literary document of Sanskrit and India. The Rigveda is called the oldest literary document of Indo-European family of languages. For this reason the Veda has a unique value in literature, religion and society of ancient India. To show old literary documents in this course some selected portions from four Vedic Samhitas (Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda and Atharvaveda) are included. With this Vedic grammar is also included.
This course includes Parasmaipada & Atmanepada Vidhana and Compounds of Sanskrit Grammar. These topics are very much important to learn Sanskrit language properly. Through this course the students will be acquainted with the respective discipline of Sanskrit Grammar.
This course is comprised of introduction to linguistics, components of language, different branches and methods of linguistics, linguistics and relevant theories, necessity and out-line of linguistics study. The content of this course is designed for students to ascertain the knowledge of linguistics and language families of the world with relation to Sanskrit.
Bangla language & Literature |
Course Title: Bangla language & Literature
Course Credit: 4
বাংলা বাংলাদেশের জাতীয় ভাষা। এ দেশের প্রত্যেক নাগরিকের বাংলা ভাষায় সম্যক জ্ঞান থাকা বাঞ্ছনীয়। এ উদ্দেশ্যে সংস্কৃত বিভাগের কারিকুলামে বাংলা ভাষা বিষয়ক একটি কোর্স অন্তর্ভুক্ত করা হয়েছে। মূলত বাংলা ভাষা ও সাহিত্য এ কোর্সের আলোচ্য বিষয়। বাংলা ভাষা ও তার উপাদান পরিচিতি, বাংলা ভাষার শব্দ, ভাষারীতি, বাক্য, বাংলা বানানের নিয়ম, বাগ্ধারা, সমার্থক শব্দ, বিপরীতার্থক শব্দ, একই শব্দের ভিন্নার্থক ব্যবহার, বাক্য সংকোচন, বিশিষ্টার্থক বাক্যাংশের ব্যবহার প্রভৃতি ব্যাকরণের এ সকল বিষয় আলোচিত হবে। সাহিত্যের সংজ্ঞা এবং সাহিত্যের বিভিন্ন রূপ যেমন: কবিতা, কথাসাহিত্য, প্রবন্ধ, নাটক, ভ্রমণকাহিনি, রম্যরচনা প্রভৃতি বিষয়ে আলোচনা করা হবে। বাংলা কবিতার ছন্দ ও তার শ্রেনিবিভাগ সম্পর্কে আলোচনা করা হবে। সাহিত্য অংশে নির্বাচিত কয়েকটি কবিতা, গল্প ও প্রবন্ধ রয়েছে। নির্বাচিত কবিতাগুলি হলো: শবরপাদ: চর্যাপদ (উঞ্চা উঞ্চা পাবত...), বড়ু চণ্ডীদাস: শ্রীকৃষ্ণকীর্তন (বংশীখণ্ড: কে না বাঁশী বাএ বড়াঢি), চণ্ডীদাস: সই, কেবা শুনাইল শ্যাম নাম, আলাওল: পদ্মাবতীর রূপ বর্ণনা (পদ্মাবতীরূপ... মরণ যাচক পর্যন্ত), ভারতচন্দ্র রায় গুণাকর: অন্নদার ভবানন্দভবনে যাত্রা, মাইকেল মধুসূদন দত্ত: মেঘনাদবধ কাব্য (১ম সর্গ: ‘সম্মুখ সমরে পড়ি’ থেকে ‘কার রে বাসনা বাস করিতে আঁধারে’ পর্যন্ত), রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর: মেঘদূত, কাজী নজরুল ইসলাম: বিদ্রোহী, জীবনানন্দ দাশ: বনলতা সেন, শামসুর রাহমান: কী এক তৃষ্ণায় জ্বলে। নির্বাচিত গল্পগুলি হলো: রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর: ক্ষুধিত পাষাণ, মানিক বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়: ছোট বকুলপুরের যাত্রী, সৈয়দ মুজতবা আলী: পাদটীকা, শওকত আলী: কপিলদাশ মুর্মুর শেষ কাজ। নির্বাচিত প্রবন্ধগুলি হলো: বঙ্কিমচন্দ্র চট্টোপাধ্যায়: শকুন্তলা, মিরন্দা ও দেসইদমোনা, হরপ্রসাদ শাস্ত্রী: মনুষ্য জীবনের উদ্দেশ্য, রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর: কাব্যের উপেক্ষিতা, মোতাহের হোসেন চৌধূরী: সংস্কৃতি কথা।
This is a concise course on later Vedic Literature. The course consists of Shatapatha Brahmana, Ishopanishad, Shvetashvatara Upanishad and Aitareya Aranyaka. Selected portions of Shatapatha Brahmana and Aitareya Aranyaka are included in the curriculum.
This course is comprised of Vedic & Sanskrit prosody. The content of this course is designed to strengthen students’ ability in ascertaining the Vedic & Sanskrit prosody. Through this course the students will be acquainted with Vedic & Sanskrit prosody.
The course is comprised of introduction to Indian Philosophy and two text books: Vedantasarah and Tarkasamgrahah. Vedantasarah is written by Sadananda Yogindra and Tarkasamgrahah is written by Annam Bhatta. In Indian philosophy, there are three unorthodox schools: Bauddha, Jaina, Charvaka and six orthodox schools: Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Mimamsa and Vedanta. Through this course the students will be acquainted with Indian philosophy.
This course is comprised of introduction to script and manuscript. Through this course the students will be acquainted with the history of the origin of the Devanagari and Bangla scripts, writing materials, writing method, identifying method, deciphering method and writing style of manuscripts. Students will also be able to decipher Sanskrit and Bangla manuscripts.
Epic is a branch of Sanskrit literature. It is written in poetry form. Epics are written after Vedic literature. Epic is the source of ancient Indian history, society, religion etc. There are two ancient Sanskrit epics. They are Ramayana and Mahabharata. These two books may be called the mirror of ancient Indian civilization. They have both historical and literary value. Some parts of these two books are selected for text in the syllabus. Out of seven kandas of the Ramayana Adi, Ayodha, Aranya and out of eighteen parvans of the Mahabharata Vana, Virata are selected.
The course is comprised of two Puranas, Shrimadbhagavatam (skandha-10, chapter-I & III) and Vishnupuranam (part-III, chapter 7-9) and one philosophical poem, Shrimadbhagavadgita. Both Puranas are written by Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasadeva. Philosophical poem Shrimadbhagavadgita is one of the parts of the Mahabharata. The Mahabharata is written by Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasadeva.
Indian Archaeology & Inscriptions |
Course Title: Indian Archaeology & Inscriptions
Course Credit: 4
Archaeology is a branch of knowledge which deals with ancient history, lierature and culture of a nation. Inscriptions are the fundamental component in writing political and social history especially where there is the lacking of written documents. The artifacts found during excavation throw light on culture of ancient time. In the Indian sub-continent the study of archaeology is very important because here there are not sufficient written documents to write the history of politics, society and culture of ancient period. Through this course an attempt has been made as the students can realise the importance of the study of archaeology.
This course is comprised of introduction to Sanskrit theatre, elements of theatre such as play, acting, stage, music and others, authoritative theorists, stage craft of Sanskrit theatre, aesthetics of Sanskrit theatre, theory of rasa: practice and its application, acting method of Sanskrit theatre like physical acting, aharya abhinaya, music and a short history of Sanskrit theatrical performance in Sanskrit language and its adaptation to Bangladesh and abroad.
This course consists of three ancient Indian political books. Books are: Arthashastra of Kautilya, the Mahabharata of Vyasa and Manusamhita of Manu. But only selected portions from these books are included in the curriculum. Through this course the students will be acquainted with the history and political life of three different times.
It is very difficult to get any clear picture of our ancient time or ancient India since there is no sufficient document of history. In this respect some historical kavyas in Sanskrit help us to fulfil this gap to some extent. From this point of view these kavyas have an important role in writing history of our past days. In this course three Sanskrit historical kavyas are included. These are Banabhatta’s Harshacharitam, Sandhyakar Nandi’s Ramacharitam and Kalhana’s Rajatarangini. Some portions of these books are selected.
Essay, Composition and Translation |
Course Title: Essay, Composition and Translation
Course Credit: 4
This course is comprised of essay, composition and translation. The content of this course is designed to strengthen students’ ability in writing essay, amplification, letter writing, paragraph writing in Sanskrit and translation. Extra emphasis is given on developing students’ grammatical competence and writing ability. Through this course the students will be acquainted with essay, composition and translation properly.
Bangladesh is our motherland. It is an independent and sovereign country. We are proud of our country. Every citizen of Bangladesh, whatever is his/her discipline of learning, should have the knowledge of its past, birth, geographical feature, socio-cultural feature, political feature, public administration, constitutional feature, economic feature, foreign policy etc. With this view ‘Bangladesh Studies’ is included in the curriculum.
This is a Research Methodology Course for the BA (Hons) students. The Course is comprised of why do research, understanding a research assignment, defining a topic and posing research question, developing a research strategy, starting with general and specialized reference works, locating books and periodicals, note taking, writing the research paper, documenting the research paper, citing and listing various sources: primary & secondary, preparing final copy of the research paper, presentation form, title paper and assignment.