This book uses modern pedagogical methods and tools that allow students to grasp straightforward original Sanskrit texts within weeks.
Ideal for courses in beginning Sanskrit or self-study, this textbook employs modern, tried-and-tested pedagogical methods and tools, but requires no prior knowledge of ancient languages or linguistics. DevanÄgarÄ« script is introduced over several chapters and used in parallel with transliteration for several chapters more, allowing students to progress in learning Sanskrit itself while still mastering the script. Students are exposed to annotated original texts in addition to practise sentences very early on, and structures and systems underlying the wealth of forms are clearly explained to facilitate memorisation. All grammar is covered in detail, with chapters dedicated to compounding and nominal derivation, and sections explaining relevant historical phenomena. The introduction also includes a variety of online resources that students may use to reinforce and expand their knowledge: flash cards; video tutorials for all chapters; and up-to-date links to writing, declension and conjugation exercises and online dictionaries, grammars, and textual databases.
The aim of this book is to provide the student with that grammatical equipment which is necessary for reading a Sanskrit text with ease and exactness. The book is divided into seven chapters and three appendices. Chapters 1-2 deal with Sanskrit alphabet and euphonic combinations-external and internal sandhis. Chapter 3-4 describe the stytem of Sanskrit declension and conjugation. Chapters 5-6 are related to indeclinable words, nominal stem formation and compounds. Chapter 7 deals with syntax. The three appendices contain: (1) list of verbs, (2) metre in Classical Sanskrit, and (3) chief peculiarities of Vedic Grammar. The book is fully documented. It comprises: (1) Introduction with a History of Sanskrit Grammar; (2) Table of Devanagari letters; (3) Sanskrit Index; and (4) General Index.
Introduction to Sanskrit
Author: Thomas Egenes
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Introduction to Sanskrit, in two volumes is designed to open the door to India`s rich spiritual literature. This self-teaching guide presents Sanskrit pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary in simple and systematic steps, allowing students to easily master the fundamentals of this enchanting language. The text gently leads the beginner through small steps with clear, concise explanations. Each lesson includes instruction in alphabet, grammar, and vocabulary, with easy practice exercises at the end. Also included is a reading from the Bhagavad-Gita and Sanskrit quotations from the R.K. Samhita, Upanisads, Yoga Sutras, Brahma Sutra, and Manu Smrti.
Author: Peter M. Scharf
Publisher: Psychology Press
The most popular story in all of India and a classic of world literature is summarised in 728 verses in the great epic Mahabharata. Intended for independent study or classroom use for students of various levels who have had a basic introduction to Sanskrit, this fully annotated edition of the Ramopakhyana supplies all the information required for complete comprehension. It contains the Devanagari text, Roman transliteration, sandhi analysis, Sanskrit prose equivalents to the verses, syntactic and cultural notes, and the English translation, and word-by-word grammatical analysis.
This wide-ranging introduction to classical Indian philosophy is philosophically rigorous without being too technical for beginners. Through detailed explorations of the full range of Indian philosophical concerns, including some metaphilosophical issues, it provides readers with non-Western perspectives on central areas of philosophy, including epistemology, logic, metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of religion. Chapters are structured thematically, with each including suggestions for further reading. This provides readers with an informed overview whilst enabling them to focus on particular topics if needed. Translated Sanskrit texts are accompanied by authorial explanations and contextualisations, giving the reader an understanding of the argumentative context and philosophical style of Indian texts. A detailed glossary and a guide to Sanskrit pronunciation equip readers with the tools needed for reading and understanding Sanskrit terms and names. The book will be an essential resource for both beginners and advanced students of philosophy and Asian studies.
Author: Roderick S. Bucknell
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
This book is designed to serve as a convenient quick-reference guide to the grammar of Classical Sanskrit for the use of university students and others. It is not intended to be a complete grammar of the language. Rather, its purpose is to pre-sent, mainly in the form of easily read tables, essential reference information such as the rules of sandhi, the declensional and con-jugational paradigms, and the principal parts of major verbs. About two-thirds of the book consists of tables. The remainder is text, with advice on how to use the tables and explanations of the grammatical information has been abstracted, with substantial modification of the presentation, from existing Sanskrit grammars, especially those of Whitney, MacDonell, and Kale. An exception is the set of three indexes: Index to verb stems, Index to verb endings, and Index to noun endings(Tables 28-30). These probably have no counterpart elsewhere. The manual originated as a set of photocopied notes which was supplied, as a supplement to existing textbooks, to first and second year students of Sanskrit in the Department of Studies in Religion at the University of Queensland. Over a period of seven years those notes were progressively modified and expanded until they became the present fairly comprehensive reference work.
The Sanskrit Alphabet
Author: Ashwini Kumar Aggarwal
Publisher: Devotees of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ashram
Sanskrit has been revived with the advancement in technology and the incorporation of fonts, keyboard character maps, and Samskrita Bharati. This book gives the complete Alphabet, consisting of Vowels and Consonants, Semivowels, Sibilants and the Aspirate. Special attention is paid to the Vedic letter for "da" found in the RigVeda, and the Vedic nasals formed by euphonic combination known as Ayogavahas. The Vedic Accents namely Udata, Anudata and Svarita are also explained. Reading of Avagraha, Ayogavaha, Visarga and Anusvara is given in detail. Computer typesetting, Unicodes, Keyboard Character maps and relevant Fonts are mentioned. A useful and complete book for the novice, the amateur or the Scholar.
Complete Sanskrit is a comprehensive book course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. This edition of this successful course by Michael Coulson is packed with learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence. - 15 learning units plus pronunciation section and word glossary - Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick - Teaches the key skills - reading, writing and speaking - Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner - Culture notes - learn about the people and places of India - Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims - Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Sanskrit - Test Yourself - see and track your own progress - Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
A Sanskrit Primer
Author: Edward Delavan Perry
Author: Daniela Isac, Charles Reiss
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The book introduces the major branches of theoretical linguistics - phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics - in the context of cognitive science, with reference to fields such as vision, auditory perception, and philosophy of mind.
The present work is to a great extent based on the author's large Vedic Grammar. It is however, by no means simply and abridgement of that work. For besides being differently arranged so as to agree with the scheme of his other work Sanskrit Grammar it contains much matter excluded from the Vedic Grammar. It adds a full treatment of Vedic Syntax and an account of the Vedic meters. Thus it constitutes a supplement to the Vedic Grammar. (Reprinted)