About the Book:
Introduction to Sanskrit, in two volumes, 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. Each lesson includes instruction in 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 Sutra, and Manu Smrti. Part Two uses verses from the Bhagavad-Gita to teach principles of grammar, and includes additional essay on Sanskrit pronunciation and grammar.
About the Author:
THOMAS EGENES received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University 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, which has been translated into Dutch and German. He has also published a book of stories from the Upanisads, entitled All Love Flows to the Self. Dr. Egenes has given presentations on Sanskrit in India, Europe, Canada, and the United States. He is Associate Professor of the Science of Creative Intelligence at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A.
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