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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You are commenting using your WordPress. It is still a useful and productive book for self-study, definitely 5-star material, but I’m knocking off a star because of the lack of an answer key.

With clear and concise descriptions, together with many short and focused examples, he succeeds, on the most despande, in providing a very readable account of Sanskrit.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. However and this is no downer on this textEgenes has some interesting info. But Deshpande does not do it like that.

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

Allied Publishers Limited, Yet another thing that is good about dexhpande examples is that they are, on balance, relatively literal in their translations. Unlike some other Sanskrit books e.


Some grammar books require that the reader understands various technical grammar terms. The content of the book is just a rehash of many superior Dedhpande books.

His research relates to the fields of Paninian linguistics, historical linguistics, and sociolinguistics, as well as the cultural and linguistic history of India. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Swamiji, in His pravachana-s, has always touched upon the language’s beauty and its If you’re interested in the Sanskrit language, whether for linguistic or philosophical reasons, this is the book you should start with.


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See all 20 reviews. A Sanskrit Primer is a university-type textbook on Sanskrit, and apparently a result of his at the time of publication over twenty-five years of teaching Deshpands at the University of Michigan. One good thing about this book is that it partly respects the student who does not know Devanagari at the outset. Authors Instructors Media Booksellers Librarians. The way it should be taught!

Deshpande – A Sanskrit Primer

This book introduces grammar in a totally different fashion. 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: It also simplifies the process of learning Sanskrit by dissociating this language-learning process from the heavy burdens imposed both by the tradition of Indo-European linguistics and the tradition of indigenous Sanskrit grammarians in India.


There are no solutions to the exercises. Because of this, it is good, especially for the student who needs to travel with it, that it is not in hardback, which would have made it even heaver and pricier.

Other books that will greatly help the beginning learner are: This is especially objectionable since the layout, especially on the consonant clusters pages, is simply a foolish-looking one-column layout, which one easily could have made into a multi-column layout, while using a bigger typeface size for increased readability. The complete lack of index and reference tables is a disaster.

Sanskrit Grammar for Students. Set up a giveaway. There are many better books out there. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It introduces the script and the grammar in slow, gentle steps. A great resource for learning Sanskrit. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

It would have been editorially advisable to only have shorter max. I also like Egenes’ Into. Ships from and sold by Amazon. And they are also typeset in a way that they are easy to find on a new line, usually indentend and relatively easy to read.