Fact 1 – Sanskrit is 6000 years old or older (excerpt from the upcoming book “Our Mother Tongue: 108 Facts about Sanskrit”)

Bal Gangadhar Tilak, in his book “The Orion, or Researches into the Antiquity of the Vedas”, has shown, based on internal evidence (using astronomical references) of the Vedas, that the R̥g Veda and some of the portions of the Yajur Vedic Samhitas are at least 6000 years old. The language of the Vedas, called Sanskrit, is … Continue reading Fact 1 – Sanskrit is 6000 years old or older (excerpt from the upcoming book “Our Mother Tongue: 108 Facts about Sanskrit”)

Our Mother Tongue – 108 Facts about Sanskrit

Have completed writing a book called "Our Mother Tongue: 108 Facts about Sanskrit." I intend to add some sections of the book as posts in this website soon. A synopsis of the book (also available here. Also on YouTube here) Our Mother Tongue: 108 facts about Sanskrit There is a great revival of interest in … Continue reading Our Mother Tongue – 108 Facts about Sanskrit

Lesson 49 – Analysis of a hymn from The Rig Veda (RV 1.1)

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link]. In the last lesson, Lesson 48, we looked at some of the key features of Vedic Sanskrit, like Sandhis, Infinitives etc. In this lesson we will analyse the first hymn from the Rig Veda. This is a … Continue reading Lesson 49 – Analysis of a hymn from The Rig Veda (RV 1.1)

Lesson 48 – Features of Vedic Sanskrit – Infinitives, Sandhi and others

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link]. In the last lesson, Lesson 47, we looked at some of the key features of Vedic Sanskrit, especially at tense systems and the subjunctive. We said that there are many features of Vedic Sanskrit that have been … Continue reading Lesson 48 – Features of Vedic Sanskrit – Infinitives, Sandhi and others

Lesson 47 – Features of Vedic Sanskrit – Tense Systems and the Subjunctive

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link]. In the last lesson, Lesson 46, we concluded our discussions on Vedic accents. In this lesson we will look at some of the key features of Vedic Sanskrit, especially at tense systems and the subjunctive. There … Continue reading Lesson 47 – Features of Vedic Sanskrit – Tense Systems and the Subjunctive

Lesson 46 – Vedic Sanskrit – Accents – 4

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link]. In the last lesson, Lesson 45, we continued looking at Vedic accents in various situations. We looked at the accent in declinable stems, the accent in compounds and verbal accents. Let us take our investigation of … Continue reading Lesson 46 – Vedic Sanskrit – Accents – 4