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Legendary Sanskrit Verses – An Ongoing Workshop Series with Deven Patel *

Fri, Feb 16 to Fri, Apr 05

Fridays, 5:00 - 6:00 PM Eastern Time - Online only, via Zoom

Tuition by Open Donation. Suggested for entire series $100, or $20 for one session

Register for the Entire Series
or register for individual classes:

Feb 16
Mar 1
Mar 15
Mar 29
Apr 5

Join any time!

This is an ongoing weekly workshop series (via Zoom) exploring Sanskrit verses of Bhartṛhari, celebrated classical poet and philosopher-grammarian.

Few poets have captured the conflicts, confusions, and complexities of life in the world. Fewer still are able to speak to the possibilities for rising above the pains of worldly life. On both of these subjects, the Sanskrit poet Bhartṛhari shines, offering in each of his short stanzas an entire universe of meditations on this world and the next. You are invited to practice your Sanskrit language skills through Bhartṛhari's bejeweled verses!

Join Professor Deven Patel for one or more delightful sessions. Teacher and students will collectively work on translating the verses and discuss their meaning. These classes can be taken as a series of 5 sessions at a time (recommended) or as single sessions.

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Deven M. Patel is a professor of Sanskrit and South Asian Culture in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches courses in literature, philosophy, mythology, literary theory, and translation studies. Deven writes on the history and interpretation of literature and translates from Sanskrit to English. His published works include Text to Tradition: The Naiṣadhīyacarita and Literary Community in South Asia and Kavirājamārgam: The Way of the King of Poets (co-authored with R.V.S. Sundaram).