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SAN 330G SANĀ 330G. Purva-Mimamsa. 3 Hours.

Examine the Purva-Mimamsa, the system of hermeneutics developed to interpret the intricate ritual prescriptions of the Brahmana texts in the Vedic corpus. Explore this system through study of a primer of Mimamsa hermeneutics in Sanskrit, and through secondary readings providing context and broader background to the influence of Mimamsa. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Sanskrit 330 (Topic: Intro to Purva-Mimamsa) and 330G may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Sanskrit 312L with a grade of at least C.