Kannada I at the Institute of Indology and Tibetology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, winter term 2016 / 17
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Kannada (also called 'Canarese' in old English-language historical sources) is the leading modern literary language of India, and for its historical importance has been officially granted the status of a classical language by the Indian government. It is also the sole administrative language of the south Indian state of Karnataka, with which the Free State of Bavaria has a special agreement for scientific, technical, commercial and cultural cooperation since 2007. Therefore Kannada is the single most important modern Indian language for Bavaria.
Prof. Robert Zydenbos has lived for seventeen years in Karnataka and knows the language better than any other professionally still active Indological colleague in the whole of Europe. The course "Kannada I" is an introduction to the modern written language, which has remained practically unchanged for the past eight centuries: this means that the learner gains access to eight centuries of historically important literature. The textbook for this course has been written by Prof. Zydenbos.
The class will be offered in German.
The course is also suited as an introduction to Dravidian linguistics.
Target groups: students of Indology, linguistics, religious studies, literary studies
Vidyasagara Prof. Dr. Robert J. Zydenbos