Course code Valo5326
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
4 6 64 64 96
Course annotation

The aim of the course is to provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge of modern standard Hindi language as well as stimulate their conversation skills.
To this end, students will attend lectures that will acquaint them with a brief history of the modern Hindi language and its geographical sweep.
In order to give more depth in Hindi literature’s knowledge, few lectures will be given on modern Hindi poetry and its evolution process.
Students will acquire the following skills: reading, writing, conversing and comprehending. They will learn some basics of hindi literary text analysis.
Course plan
1. Modern standard Hindi: history, pronunciation and writing. 4(P)
2. The foundations of Hindi writing, positional forms of letters. 4(P)
3. Nominal sentences, pronouns, nouns, grammatical exercises. 4(P)
4. Regular verbs, verbal sentences, verbal nouns, participles, grammatical exercises. 4(P)
5. Irregular verbs, grammatical exercises. 4(P)
6. Types of complex sentences, numbers, grammatical exercises. 4(P)
7. Passive voice , grammatical exercises. 4(P)
8. Active voice, grammatical exercises. 4(P)
9. Grammar for expression ; Alankar, Rasa and Bhav . 4(P)
10. Idioms and phrases. 4(P)
11. Introduction of modern Hindi poetic literature. 4(P)
12. Study of modern Hindi poem; reading, a)Haribansharai Bachhan : MADHUSHALA, 4(P)
12. Reading and understanding Premchandra's GABAN. 4(P)
13. Discussion of the story, retelling it. 4(P)
14.Vishnu Prabhakar: (ARDHANARISWAR). 4(P)
15. Analysis of a prose text. 4(P)
16. Review; most important idiomatic expressions. 4(P)

Requirements for obtaining credit points Students learn this course after having passed exams in Hndi language I, II, III and IV. Students must submit hohomework (50%), pass the exams - oral and written (25% and 25%), attend classes.

Study programmes Asian Studies