Sanskrit poetry has been produced in India for thousands of years and continues to inspire new audiences around the world. This workshop will explore the power and appeal of this literature. Using beautiful examples from classical and devotional texts, the workshop will introduce the basics of Sanskrit meters and poetic theory and guide participants to their own appreciation of such poetry.
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Hamsa Stainton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas. He specializes in South Asian religions and frequently teaches courses on Hinduism, the Indian epics, the history of yoga, and religious literature and performance traditions in India. His research and current book manuscript focus on a popular genre of Sanskrit devotional poetry called the stotra(“hymn of praise”). He has been studying South Asian religions for over fifteen years and has spent significant time living, traveling, and studying in India.