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Theological and Religious Studies Tripos, 2010: Special subjects and prescribed texts

The Faculty Board of Divinity give notice that, further to their notice of 20 May 2009 (Reporter, p. 754), the prescribed texts for Sanskrit have been changed. The Board confirm that no student will be disadvantaged by these changes. The prescribed texts are as follows:

Part I

Paper A1: Scriptural languages and texts

 C. Sanskrit
  Mahābārata, 2.66-68 (BORI edn., Poona, 1933-66);
  Hitopadeśa, extracts 2-11 (C. R. Lanman, A Sanskrit reader, pp.16-35);
  Bhagavadgītā, chs. 3-4 (ed. by S. K. Belvalkar, BORI, Poona, 1968).

Part IIa

Paper B1: Intermediate languages and texts

  C. Sanskrit
  Rgvedasamhitā: 1.1, 7.86, 10.14, 10.90, 10.129 (in A. A. Macdonell, A Vedic reader for students);
  Mānavadharmaśāstra, chs.1, 4, 12 (P. Olivelle, Manu's code of law: a critical edition and translation of the Mānava-Dharmaśāstra, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005);
  Sāmkhyakārikā, vv. 1-21, 53-69 (G. J. Larson, Classical Sāmkhya, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1983);
  Buddhacarita of As′vaghosa, ch.3 (ed. by E. H. Johnston, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1972).

Part IIb

Paper C1: Advanced languages and texts

  C. Sanskrit
  Gītagovinda of Jayadeva, chs.1, 2, 6, 7 (Lee Siegel, Sacred and profane dimensions of love in Indian traditions as exemplified in the Gītagovinda of Jayadeva, Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1978);
  Chāndogya Upanis.ad 6.8, with Śamkara's Bhāsya (Shri Sankarabhagavatpada's Upanisadbhasyam, Mahesh Research Institute edn., vol. 2, pp. 252-66);
  Bhāgavata Purāna, Book 10, chs. 29-33 (ed. by J. L.Shastri, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1983);
  Pudgalaviniścaya, from the Abhidharmakosabhāsya of Vasubandhu (ed. by Swami Dwarikadas Shastri, Bauddha Bharati Series, Benares, pp. 1218-1234).

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