Overview for Introduction to Sanskrit (Part One)
Introduction to Sanskrit is designed to open the door to India's 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. The text gently leads the beginner through small steps with clear, concise explanations. Each lesson includes instruction in alphabet, grammar, and vocabulary, with easy practice exercises at the end. Also included is a reading from the Bhagavad-Gita and Sanskrit quotations from the Rk Samhita, Upanisads, Yoga Sutras, Brahma Sutra, and Manu Smrti.
Thomas Egenes (Author)
Thomas Egenes received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Unviersity of Virginia, under the guidance of Dr. Seshagiri Rao. Dr. Egenes has published several Sanskrit teaching materials, including a workbook, flash cards, videotapes, and Introduction to Sanskrit, Part One and Part Two, which has been translated into Dutch, German and Korean. He has also published a book of stories from the Upanishads, entitled Eternal Stories from the Upanishads. He is an associate professor at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A.