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Sanskrit Across Cultures

by: Shashi Prabha Kumar

Sanskrit, one of the oldest extant languages of the Indo-European group, is hailed as the memory of the human race and its earliest cultural history. In this book scholars trace the links of Sanskrit with various countries of the world and their cultures and languages.

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ISBN: 9788124604243
Year Of Publication: 2007
Edition: 1st
Pages : xvii, 261
Bibliographic Details : index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 550

Overview

Sanskrit may be said to be one of the oldest extant languages of the Indo-European group of languages. It is hailed as the memory of the human race and its earliest cultural history. No serious study of the world civilization and cultures of different countries will be possible without understanding Sanskrit as it evolved and influenced other languages of the world or bears association with them. This volume has articles that attempt such an understanding of the Sanskrit language. Scholars trace the link of Sanskrit with various countries of the world and their cultures and languages. They throw light on Sanskrit grammar as recorded in Chinese works and contributions of Sanskrit to Chinese linguistics; on the many Sanskrit manuscripts available in Japan; and similarities and regularities in the phonetic system, grammar and vocabulary of Sanskrit and Russian. They view links between Sanskrit and the Slavonic languages, German, English, Persian and the Indonesian languages, examining mutual borrowings. They explain the way translations from one language to another have affected preservation and dissemination of knowledge. The articles, a result of meticulous study and marked by simplicity and clarity in expression, will be interesting and informative to a range of scholars of Indology.

Contents

Foreword
— L.M. Singhvi
Acknowledgement
Key to Transliteration
Introduction
— Shashiprabha Kumar
1. Sanskrit in China
— Saroj Kumar Chaudhuri
2. Sanskrit in Japan
— Shashibala
3. Sanskrit and Russian
— Hem Chandra Pande & Anubha Shukla
4. Sanskritic Vocabulary of South-East Asia
— Satya Vrat Shastri
5. Sanskrit in the Renaissance of European Languages
— Lokesh Chandra
6. A Preliminary Search for the Common Deoxyribonucleic Acid of Indo-European Civilizations
— M. Krzysztof Byrski
7. Sanskrit and German
— G.C. Tripathi
8. Sanskrit-English Relations: Some Reflections
— Makarand Paranjape
9. Sanskrit in Indonesia
— J. Gonda
10. Sanskrit and Arabic
— Khalid Bin Yusuf Khan
11. Sanskrit and Persian — A Comparative Study : With Special Reference to Yoga-Vasiunha
— Lalita Kuppuswami
12. Greek Logos and Vedic Vac : Creative Power
— Nicholaos Kazanas
The Contributors
Index

Meet the Author
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1951
Shashiprabha Kumar is Professor and former Chairperson in the Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is the author and editor of many books including Vaisheshika Darshana mein Padartha-Nirupana; Relevance of Indian Philosophy in Modern Context, Bharatiyam Darshanam; Facets of Indian Philosophical Thought; Self, Society and Value; Kala-Tattva-Cintana and Veda as Word.
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