Sanskrit

OPEN TO OPINION

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Language, Sanskrit

Sanskrit is not dying in India. But some want to kill it

[Book extract] Some people don't perceive it to possess value.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Why bother with Sanskrit?  |  7-minute read
Manuscripts, Sanskrit

Looking for ancient manuscripts in India: Where to begin?

'In India, we don't care about history, because we have too much of it.'

ART & CULTURE

 |  Why bother with Sanskrit?  |  6-minute read
Sanskrit literature, Sanskrit

Living on the edge: Marginalia in Sanskrit manuscripts

A SOAS Sanskrit Reading Room offering, rich with information and a sense of history and gravity.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
BJP, Sanskrit, Assam

Why impose Sanskrit in Assam classrooms when Hindi is still an optional subject?

BJP seems to be on a mission to saffronise education in the state.

VOICES

 |  Why bother with Sanskrit?  |  5-minute read
Ramanuja Devanathan, Sanskrit

My tribute to Acharya Ramanuja Devanathan, a Sanskrit scholar like no other

While I was in awe of @iksusara's scholarship, I will remember him more for his outlook, his attitude and his intellectual generosity.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Syncretism, West Bengal, Sanskrit, Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee's purge of Sanskrit words makes her look ridiculous

Somebody in the West Bengal government has acted like a ramchagol!

LIFE

 |  Why bother with Sanskrit?  |  4-minute read
Sanskrit, Vedas

Why are women not allowed to chant or study the Vedas?

I am being taught to recite and chant by a pandit who is only interested in my commitment.

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Sanskrit, Languages

How Rohini Bakshi can help you learn Sanskrit

Through her book, 'Learn Sanskrit Through Your Favourite Prayers', the author is trying to charm, delight and imbue her audience.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Commonsense Karma  |   Long-form
Philosophy, Sanskrit, Bhakti

Mint article on bhakti movement reeks of ignorance about Indian culture

This piece is an unfortunate result of someone who understands neither heritage nor the very concept.