I. Pāli Sources :

• History of Pāli literature – India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos
• Pāli canon – Evolution, structure, content, importance
• Pāli commentarial literature - Aṭṭakthā, Ṭīkā, Saṅgahagantha, Ganṭhipada, Nigandu, Parikathā
• Buddhist Sinhalese literature – Creative works, Paraphrases, Exegetical works
• Pāli literature of Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos
• Ola – Leaf Pāli manuscripts in Sri Lanka
• Pāli Grammar: All aspects of Pāli traditional grammar with reference to Kaccāyana, Moggallāyana and Saddanīti (Burmese) traditions. Linguistic approach to Pāli grammar with reference to modern works.
• Composition and Translation: Composition of Pāli prose and poems with reference to Vuttodaya and Subodhālaṅkāra. Translation Pāli of prose and poems

II. Sanskrit Sources:

• History of Sanskrit literature – India and Sri Lanka
• Vedic literature – introduction
• Classical Sanskrit literature – introduction
• Hybrid Sanskrit literature – Introduction
• Mahāyāna Sanskrit sources: Vaipulyasūtras, sources of Mādhyamaka, sources of Vijñānavāda, sources of Tantrayāna
• Buddhist Sanskrit exegetical literature
• Sanskrit inscriptions
• Sanskrit manuscripts
• Sanskrit sources on Buddhist logic
• Sanskrit sources related to professional arts – e.g.- Astrology, Āyurveda, Music, Art and architecture and poetry
• Sanskrit Grammar: All aspects of Sanskrit grammar with reference to Sārasvata. Linguistic approach to Sanskrit grammar with reference to modern works
• Composition and Translation: Composition of Sanskrit prose and poems with reference to Vṛttaratnākara and Kāvyādaṛsa.
Translation of Sanskrit prose and poems
• Romanization of Pāli and Sanskrit
• Nāgarī, Burmese and Cambodian characters

I.    Chinese Sources :


•    History of Buddhist Chinese literature from the first century A.D.
•    Chinese Āgamas
•    Ancient Chinese translations of Mahāyāna Sūtras
•    Ancient Chinese translations of Mahāyāna sources related to Mādhyamaka and Yogācāra traditions
•    Basic grammar of the classical Chinese language
•    Reading and comprehension of the abstracts from ancient Chinese sources

II.    Tibetan Sources :


•    History of Buddhist Tibetan literature
•    Ancient Tibetan Buddhist texts : Tanjur and Kanjur
•    Ancient Tibetan works belonging to Tantrayāna or Vajrayāna
•    Basic grammar of classical Tibetan language
•    Reading and comprehension of the abstracts from ancient Tibetan sources

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