Introduction to Sanskrit, in two volumes, is designed to open the door to Indiaês 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. Each lesson includes instruction in the alphabet, grammar, and vocabulary, with concise explanations and easy practice exercises. Also included in Part One is a reading from the Bhagavad-Gita and Sanskrit quotations from the Rk Samhita, Upanisads, Yoga Sutras, Brahma Sutras, and Manu Smrti. Part Two uses verses from the Bhagavad-Gita to teach principles of grammar and includes additional essays on Sanskrit grammar and pronunciation.
This text is written to fulfill a need that still remains, which is to make the introductory study of Sanskrit simple, concise, and systematic, thereby making it more accessible and enjoyable for a beginning student. The text is not a complete survey of Sanskrit grammar or even a primer. It is meant to be a pre-primer, a step-by-step introduction to the fundamental aspects of the language.
Dr. Egenes is a Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science & Sanskrit. He earned an MA and Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia; an MA in Higher Education Administration from Maharishi International University; BA in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.
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