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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While these sanskrkt can be very useful for a comprehensive introduction, they are hard to parse for a beginner. Arsha Vidya Center Publisher: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Work on this book began inand now almost two generations of Professor Deshpande’s students have used successively improved versions.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: It aims at teaching Sanskrit as a language, rather than as a religious or mystical entity.


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. 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 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.


ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The single biggest problem with this book is the lack of index. 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. And the total lack of appendixes does not exactly make the situation any better.

However and this is no downer on this textEgenes has some interesting info. This book is an excellent teaching aid or a useful self-study guide.

R Mack Top Contributor: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language Teach Yourself. Although not slavishly following this rule, it is helpful, especially for the beginning student, that he does not, for example, translate a passive sentence primee directly into an English sentence with an active sentence construction, but keeps it passive also in the English. Work on this book began inand now almost two generations of Professor Deshpande’s students have used successively improved versions.

I also like Egenes’ Into. I own a bunch of books for learning Sanskrit.

English Choose a language for shopping. It introduces the script and the grammar in slow, gentle steps. The method is similar to that of the First Part. As a beginning learner of Sanskrit, a student can progress easily by using this book.

There are good exercises though unfortunately no answers to them. All rights reserved worldwide.


A Sanskrit Primer Part: Although the formation of words suffixes, infixes, verb conjugation, noun and pronoun declension, sandhi, etc. One person found this helpful.

Deshpande – A Sanskrit Primer

Hope this helps anyone sansjrit wants a Sanskrit book but doesn’t want to go through a few lemons before finding a good text. But do not misunderstand me here: Pages with related products.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. This site uses cookies. I think the Devanagari, in general, is nicely typeset in the lesson texts. Tables, Appendixes, and Index The single biggest problem with this book is the lack of index. It is our firm belief that Sanskrit can be learnt Customers who bought this item also bought. Where is that nicely designed collection of noun declensions, verb conjugations, participle forms, and sandhi rules for easy referral? There are no solutions to the exercises.

Its composition is based on the two following principles: The learning curve in this book is too steep and not useful for self study. The content of the book is just a rehash of many superior Sanskrit books. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.