Advanced Kannada Readings at the Institute of Indology and Tibetology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, winter term 2017 / 18
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Advanced Kannada Readings
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-Lektüre” is meant for those who have a mastery of the language at least at the level of Kannada II. Selected representative passages of contemporary Kannada prose will be read.
Vidyasagara Prof. Dr. Robert J. Zydenbos