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2016-2017

Reading Sanskrit Drama Link to syllabus

Reading Sanskrit Kathā Link to syllabus

Introduction to Early and Medieval South Asia Link to syllabus

South Asian Literary Masterpieces Link to syllabus

The Asian Literary Sphere Link to syllabus

The History and Culture of the Deccan (with David Shulman) Link to syllabus

A Traveling Course in the Deccan (with David Shulman) Link to syllabus

 

2015-2016

Reading Rama Stories Link to syllabus

Reading Kālidāsa Link to syllabus

Rāmāyaṇa and Rāmāyaṇas Link to syllabus

South Asian Literary Masterpieces Link to syllabus

 

2014-2015

South Asian Literary Masterpieces (in translation) Link to syllabus

What the Madam Told the Prostitute: Reading from Dāmodaragupta’s Kuṭṭanīmattam Link to syllabus

Introduction to South Asian Civilization Link to syllabus

Temples and Stages: A Traveling Course to South India (co-taught with David Shulman) Link to a summary of the tour (in Hebrew) and photos Link to syllabus

 

2013-2014

A South Indian Renaissance Man: The Many Identities of Appayya Dīkṣita Link to syllabus

Ruyyaka’s Poetics Link to syllabus

Reading the Epics and other Narratives in Easy Sanskrit Link to syllabus

South Asian Literary Masterpieces (in translation) Link to syllabus

God in the Cage of Poetry: Hymns in Easy Sanskrit  Link to syllabus

Singing Kṛṣṇa: Bhāgavata Purāṇa and Beyond (with David Shulman) Link to syllabus

Introduction to South Asian Civilization Link to syllabus

 

2012-2013

The Parrot’s Wisdom and the Vampire’s Riddles Download syllabus

Introduction to South Asian Civilization, cotaught with David Shulman Download syllabus

Advanced Sanskrit Download syllabus

Fluent Reading in Sanskrit Download syllabus

Axial Age? Comparing China and India in the First Millennium BCE, cotaught with Yuri Pines Download syllabus