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Departments of Pali

Curriculum & syllabus for the course of B.A (Buddhism)

Curriculum & syllabus for the course of B.A (Buddhism)

Departments of Pali

First Year

P 101: Pali Grammar (Traditional)

    1. Word formation

    2. Declensions & conjugation

    3. Compounds, Primary & Secondary Derivatives

    4. Syntax: Construction of the following kinds of sentences are taught, using illustrations from Pali Text and exercises in translations of such Pali sentences into Myanmar and vice versa:
      Puccha vakya (with kiµ, nu, nukho, pana, api, apinu, apipana, no, kacci, etc), etc.

Pucchæ vækya (with kiµ, nu, nukho, pana, api, apinu, apipana, no, kacci, etc), etc.

P 101: Pali Grammar (Modern)

  1. Alphabet in Roman script

  2. Declension of nouns in vowel

  3. Seven conjugations

  4. Parassapada tense terminations: Present, Imperative, Optative

P 102:Pali Literature (Traditional) (a) Paritta Pali:

    1. Invocation

    2. Mangala Sutta

    3. Ratana Sutta

    4. Metta Sutta

    5. Khanda Sutta

    6. Mora Sutta

(b) Non-canonical verses: Verses beginning with Sambuddhe, Sirasmiµ, etc.

P 103:PSanskrit (Modern)

    1. I Alphabet in Devanagari, Roman and Myanmar scripts

    2. Vowel sandhi & Vasajjani sandhi

    3. Declension of nouns ending in vowels: a, a, i, i, u, u,

    4. Conjugation: First, Fourth, Sixth, & Tenth in Present, Imperative, Optative and Imperfect

    5. (v) Translation of simple Sanskrit sentences

Books prescribed:

Texts for detailed study:

  1. Saddaniti (Padamala)script

  2. Saddatthabhedacinta

  3. Kaccayanasara

  4. Sirimanga Paritta

  5. A practical grammar of the Pali language (Charles Duroiselle)

  6. A grammar of the Pali language (V.Perniola)

  7. A Pali grammar (W.Geiger)

Reference for general study:

  1. Kaccayana and Padarupasiddhi

  2. Saddaniti (Padamala) Nissaya (Sayadaw U bhdh)

  3. Paritta Navanissaya (Sayadaw U Vasetthabhivaµsa)

Second Year
Third Year
Fourth Year
M.A (Part I)
M.A (Part II)

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