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 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

Lesson 38 – Outlines of Syntax – 1

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link]. In Lesson 37, we took a story, “The Brahmin and his faithful mongoose“, fable 13 of book 4, of the Hitopadeśa. and analysed the text. In this, and the next few lessons, we will look at Sanskrit … Continue reading Lesson 38 – Outlines of Syntax – 1

Lesson 37 – 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 the previous lesson, lesson 36, we looked at how declinable stems are derived from roots. We mentioned that, in Sanskrit, all words are derived from basic elements called roots. Words are derived from roots by the addition of suffixes. … Continue reading Lesson 37 – A story from the Hitopadeśa

A Sanskrit Crossword

This is a Sanskrit crossword based on the Latin script. The solution will be uploaded next week. The solution answers are taken from the the next lesson, Lesson 37, A story from the Hitopadeśa, which will be uploaded this Sunday, 15th April. So when you go through the next lesson you will be able to easily … Continue reading A Sanskrit Crossword