“At some fortuitous moment of time the glory of Indian civilisation met the grandeur of the Sanskrit language. The Ramayana and the Mahabharata were born.”
India needs Shakti alone, said Sri Aurobindo once. What can help Indians, and especially the youth of India grow in Shakti? What factors hold us back? What is necessary to infuse our knowledge with courage? What needs to be done to strengthen our society from within? These and other related questions were explored in this conversation with Sandeep Balakrishna, presented here in three parts.
We review three new Sanskrit books for children published by Samskrita Bālasāhitya Parishad. These books reflect the diversity of children’s literature in Sanskrit – one is a book of rhyming songs, the other is a collection of short humorous stories and the third is a beautifully illustrated story book.
One finds many vague ideas floating around with regard to the history, practicality and use of Sanskrit. Let us first clarify some of them. Sanskrit is not just a scientific language, it’s a language of science. Computer programming languages have not yet been written in Sanskrit. Sanskrit is not the language of only religion and
Are there some lessons for India in the story of the revival of Hebrew language? This article briefly explores this question and presents some specific ideas in this regard.
This article tries to dispel some common misconceptions about Sanskrit. The author is a passionate learner of this language and has also recently started teaching beginners in Canada.