Dedicated to Late Professor Shreedhar Ganesh Jinsiwale () my great- grand-mother’s maternal uncle who was the first Professor of Sanskrit (at the. Summary: Madhav M. Deshpande’s book Saṃskṛta-Subodhinī: A Sanskrit Primer is an excellent Sanskrit text book. Although not suited for the. Answers to exercises in Madhav Deshpande’s Sanskrit Primer – Sanskrtasubodhini.

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See all 20 reviews. Ships from and sold by Amazon. There are good exercises though unfortunately no answers to them. A Sanskrit Primer marks the culmination of Professor Deshpande’s experience of teaching Sanskrit at the University of Michigan for over twenty-five years.


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Yet another thing that is good about the examples is that they are, on balance, relatively literal in their translations. Besides his research publications, Professor Deshpande has participated in Sastric and literary debates in Sanskrit and has also published Sanskrit poems and plays.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. By treating Sanskrit as dehpande productive language, rather than as a dead language merely to be deciphered, the book represents a significant advance over the traditional Western approach to the study of Sanskrit. One good thing about this book is that it partly respects the student who does not know Devanagari at the outset.


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Review of Saṃskṛta-Subodinī: A Sanskrit Primer by Madhav M. Deshpande

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Arsha Vidya Center Publisher: He instead uses the Devanagari both for the example words and for the Sanskrit grammar terms, which is confusing; it almost feels like he is mixing up two completely different categories of words: Most importantly, this does not cover all grammar. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Tables, Appendixes, and Index The single biggest problem with this book is the lack of index.

Deshpande is Professor of Sanskrit and Linguistics in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan, where he has been on the faculty since If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The material has been drawn almost entirely from the Sanskrit not Prakrit prose dialogue of the major dramas, extracted onto cards and then graded according to A Sanskrit Primer Part: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The book’s examples include many modified versions of classical Sanskrit passages from epic texts such as The Mahabharata and The Ramayana.


He introduces topics in a series of parallel streams where every chapter contains a little of various topics and each topic picks up where it was left before. The author states in the introduction that this book is not meant for self-study and that it is expected that a knowledgeable teacher is available to answer any questions — and, presumably, to check the answers to the exercises.

A Sanskrit Primer is an excellent Sanskrit text book. Other books that will greatly help the beginning learner are: If you’re interested in the Sanskrit language, whether for linguistic or philosophical reasons, this is the book you should start with. A Sanskrit Primer marks the culmination of Professor Deshpande’s experience of teaching Sanskrit at the University of Michigan for over twenty-five years.

The rules are introduced as a matter of fact, with maximum simplicity and without unnecessary convolutions and accompanied by plenty of examples. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: After about 7 lessons, you ease into the different kinds of external sandhi sound changes