The Second Rajasthani Summer School


The Rajasthani Bhasha Academy in association with the Department of Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin is organizing the Second Rajasthani Summer School at the Jain Vishva Bharati Institute in the historic town of Ladnun, from the 19th-25th June, 2024.

This Summer School involves intensive and interactive reading workshops, field trips, guest lectures and ethnographic exercises. The Academy places a centrality on language in its programs to enable scholars to access the archives in Rajasthani—both tangible and intangible– in the course of their work.

This year, the workshops are stitched around the broad theme of ‘Religion’. The texts being covered will range from the 12th to the 19th centuries, on areas such as poetics, war chronicles, urban histories as well as religious literature. Kumarpala Charita (12th century), Satinama (16th century), Chhatrapati Raso (17th century) and Raghunath Rupak (19th century)  are some of the texts we will read. Field trips are planned to conduct studies of haveli frescoes from the mid-19th to early 20th centuries along with ethnographic studies of musician and artisan communities, and local shrines

Pre-requisites: A basic exposure to the Rajasthani language (approximately upto the level of The Rajasthani Bhasha Academy Advanced Courses), ability to read the Devanagari script.

Reasonably priced options for on-campus accommodation will be available. There is also a bhojanalaya available on campus serving simple meals. All these details will be provided in due course, to those registering for the workshop. All costs for accommodation and meals will have to be borne separately by the participants.

The costs incurred for any excursions (for eg, for ethnographic studies or excursions to nearby sites of historical importance) will have to be borne separately by the participants.

Donation: Rs. 4000/- for students of Indian institutions (Please apply coupon code STDIND60 to register with the discounted price.)
Rs.10,000/- for everyone else

Note – Payments once made are non-refundable



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