This excerpt is also available on YouTube. Click here. Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their meanings. Nirukta is the word used in Sanskrit to refer to one of the ancillary sciences connected to the Vedas, which covers etymology, and studies the interpretation of the words in the Vedas. The most … Continue reading Fact 38 – Yāska was the greatest etymologist of our Mother Tongue
In my experience as a writer, I have come to believe in the following values and principles as paramount in ‘writing as enjoyment’. [Please go to my author website to read the detailed article.] Values Writing the book over publishing the book Enjoying the writing over enjoying the end product Starting the writing over planning … Continue reading The Five Values (and the Ten Principles) of Writing as Enjoyment
This excerpt is also available on YouTube. Click here. Thomas Macaulay, who played a major role in the introduction of English and western concepts to education in India, in his ‘Minute on Indian Education’ of February 1835, said ‘I have no knowledge of either Sanskrit or Arabic. But I have done what I could to … Continue reading Fact 26 – There is an amazing amount of literature in Sanskrit
This excerpt is also available on YouTube. Click here. 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 … Continue reading Fact 1 – Sanskrit is 6000 years old or older (excerpt from the upcoming book “Our Mother Tongue: 108 Facts about Sanskrit”)
Have completed writing a book called "Sanskrit: 108 Facts about Our Mother Tongue". Have added some sections of the book as posts in this website. A synopsis of the book (also available here. Also on YouTube here) Sanskrit: 108 Facts about Our Mother Tongue There is a great revival of interest in the Sanskrit language. … Continue reading Sanskrit – 108 Facts about Our Mother Tongue
My book, The First Aryan, was launched on September 21st, 2019. Please visit my author website, paramukurumathur.com for details.
My debut novel, The First Aryan, has been announced by Penguin It is a murder mystery set in the Vedic times, based on the hymn RV 10.86
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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 49, we analysed the first hymn from the Rig Veda. In this lesson, the last one in the current series of lessons, we will briefly review what we have discussed so … Continue reading Lesson 50 – A review
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)