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SANSKRIT AS IT IS / संस्कृतं यथातथम्‌ Book 1 / पुस्तकम्‌ १

Author Name: Dr. K. Maheswaran Nair | Format: Paperback | Genre : Language Studies | Other Details

This volume is intended to be an introduction to learning Sanskrit. Sanskrit is a beautiful and ancient language and it can be learned systematically like any other Indo-European language. It shares common roots with German, Russian and other Indo-European languages. The book covers the basics of the language, including the alphabet, grammar, and vocabulary. The book is useful for learning both written and spoken Sanskrit.

It includes readings to help practice your Sanskrit skills. All declensions of Sanskrit have been covered along with Past, Present and Future conjugations. By successfully completing all exercises given in the book, one can enter into the vast world of Sanskrit language and literature.

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Dr. K. Maheswaran Nair

K Maheswaran Nair took his Masters in Sanskrit (Vedanta) with first class first rank from the University of Kerala in 1971. He took his Masters in Russian Lang. and Lit. in 1975 and Ph.D. in Sanskrit in 1989 from the same university. He retired from the University of Kerala as Professor of Sanskrit and Hon.Director of the Centre for Vedanta Studies. He has been teaching Sanskrit for the last fifty years in India and abroad.

He has given Sanskrit courses, lectures etc at the Universities of Vienna (Austria), Bucharest and Sibiu (Romania), Brussels (Belgium), Minsk (Belarus), Oxford, Cambridge and Edinborough (UK) , Hamburg (Germany) and Russia. 

While learning Russian, the methodology followed by the teachers in teaching Russian impressed him very much. He decided to compile a Sanskrit primer using the same methodology.

He compiled a few lessons and used the same for teaching Sanskrit to native as well as foreign students and found it much useful. He further developed the same and it is being published in this book form.



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