Samskrta-Subodhini: A Sanskrit Primer (Michigan Papers on South and Southeast Asia)

Samskrta-Subodhini: A Sanskrit Primer (Michigan Papers on South and Southeast Asia)

Madhav Deshpande


Samskrta-Subodhini: A Sanskrit Primer marks the fruits of Professor Deshpande's event of training Sanskrit on the college of Michigan for over twenty-five years. verified in periods at Michigan and somewhere else and successively superior for over 20 years, the educating fabrics within the publication now provide a good software to benefit and train Sanskrit. It goals at educating Sanskrit as a language, instead of as a spiritual or mystical entity. It additionally simplifies the method of studying Sanskrit through dissociating this language-learning technique from the heavy burdens imposed either through the culture of Indo-European linguistics and the culture of indigenous Sanskrit grammarians in India. by way of treating Sanskrit as a effective language, instead of as a useless language purely to be deciphered, the e-book represents an important increase over the normal Western method of the learn of Sanskrit.
Work in this publication begun in 1976, and now nearly generations of Professor Deshpande's scholars have used successively more suitable types. The book's examples contain many transformed models of classical Sanskrit passages from epic texts corresponding to The Mahabharata and The Ramayana. The booklet additionally comprises examples from Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions, in addition to samples of Sanskrit poetry and satire.
Madhav M. Deshpande is Professor of Sanskrit and Linguistics within the division of Asian Languages and Cultures, collage of Michigan, the place he has been at the college given that 1972. His learn pertains to the fields of Paninian linguistics, historic linguistics, and sociolinguistics, in addition to the cultural and linguistic heritage of India. in addition to his examine courses, Professor Deshpande has participated in Sastric and literary debates in Sanskrit and has additionally released Sanskrit poems and plays.

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