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Sanskrit to be taught at Oxford

Sanskrit was recently approved by the Board of the Faculty of Theology to be taught at the level of the preliminary exam (first year).

This means that Sanskrit will be taught in Theology alongside New Testament Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, and Pali.
There has always been an emphasis on the need to study traditions through their languages at Oxford and this development can be seen in that spirit. Sanskrit will be a significant contribution to the Theology programme and will hopefully attract students to pursue further Hindu and Buddhist studies in track 3 of the undergraduate degree (World Religions).