Podcasts on Sanskrit Language

Have started a podcast series with excerpts from my upcoming book - "Our Mother Tongue: 108 facts about Sanskrit". Please visit my podcast website for details. These podcasts have been uploaded and are available on all standard platforms: iTunes (Apple Podcasts),  Google Podcasts, Spotify, Acast, Breaker, TuneIn, Stitcher, Pocket Cast, Radio Public and Hubhopper.  (It … Continue reading Podcasts on Sanskrit Language

Fact 14 – Sanskrit alphabet is scientifically arranged

Some selected parts of “Fact 14 – Sanskrit alphabet is scientifically arranged”, excerpt from my upcoming book, “Our Mother Tongue: 108 Facts about Sanskrit”, have been uploaded into this page "Sanskrit Alphabet." This page replaces the old "Alphabet" page.  

Fact 38 – Yāska was the greatest etymologist of our Mother Tongue

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

Fact 26 – There is an amazing amount of literature in Sanskrit

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

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

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 42 – Vedic Sanskrit – Introduction

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link]. In the last 41 lessons we were looking at the grammar and usage of Classical Sanskrit.  In this and the next few lessons, we will look at Vedic Sanskrit. The term Vedic Sanskrit refers to the … Continue reading Lesson 42 – Vedic Sanskrit – Introduction

Lesson 41 – A story from the Hitopadeśa

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link]. In Lesson 38, Lesson 39 and Lesson 40, we looked at some aspects of Sanskrit syntax. We said that syntax deals with the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language. In … Continue reading Lesson 41 – A story from the Hitopadeśa

Lesson 40 – Outlines Of Syntax – 3

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link]. In Lesson 38 we started looking at syntax and in Lesson 39, we continued this. We said that syntax deals with the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language. In Lesson … Continue reading Lesson 40 – Outlines Of Syntax – 3

Lesson 39 – Outlines of Syntax – 2

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link]. In Lesson 38, we started looking at syntax. We said that syntax deals with the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language. In Lesson 38, we looked at Word Order, Number, … Continue reading Lesson 39 – Outlines of Syntax – 2