Hitopadesh

Course Description: Hitopadesh, or “Good instructions”, is famous for its wisdom and is one of the most popular books on ethics and polity from the niti-shastra. Although framed in simple stories and often thought to be meant just for children, the task of understanding the wisdom contained inside these simple stories is the work of very thoughtful adults. The reach of Hitopadesh expands to children and adults alike.

Hitopadesh also contains many stories from various puranas and the Mahabharata.

In this course, we will discuss different verses from the text in a fashion which will assist you to use that wisdom while taking decisions, to overcome your daily problems as well as to attain the highest goal of life.


Course Contents: Discussion of selected fables from the Hitopadesh and bringing out lessons from the Vaishnava perspective.

Course Materials: Hitopadesh of Narayana Pandita. (Some soft copies will be provided in each class)

Target Audience: Anyone who is interested to learn about ethics and polity from the Vaishnav perspective through the medium of fables.

Assessment Plan: An examination held at the end of the course.

Course Requirement: None – Open for all.

Recorded Videos

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Hitopadesh – Session 1 – 7th Jan 2021
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Hitopadesh – Session 2 – 9th Jan 2021
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Hitopadesh – Session 3 – 12th Jan 2021
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Hitopadesh – Session 4 – 14th Jan 2021
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Hitopadesh – Session 5 – 19th Jan 2021
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Hitopadesh – Session 6 – 21st Jan 2021
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Hitopadesh – Session 7 – 26th Jan 2021
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Hitopadesh – Session 8 – 28th Jan 2021
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Hitopadesh – Session 9 – 30th Jan 2021
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Hitopadesh – Session 10 – 2nd Feb 2021
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Hitopadesh – Session 11 – 06th Feb 2021 – Video not available
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Hitopadesh – Session 12 – 09th Feb 2021
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Hitopadesh – Session 13 – 13th Feb 2021
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Hitopadesh – Session 14 – 16th Feb 2021

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Note: Registrations are closed for this batch, dates for the future batch will be announced soon
Start Date: Completed
Duration: 20 Hours
Video: 1 Hour Each
No. Of Sessions: 20
Sessions Per Week: 3
Days: Tue, Thu & Sat
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 PM IST