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  • Hardcover: 402 pages
  • Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass,; 5th Edition edition (15 Jun. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8120811402
  • ISBN-13: 978-8120811409
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.9 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,099 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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;A useful primer acceptable to all Sanskrit students, no matter what their orientation. It fills a real need in supplying an approach which does not rush past the all-important foundations of ample practice with simple sentences." ---David Reigle

endorses this book and strongly recommends it for use by Sanskrit students...It is the finest textbook for beginners." --The India Times

Since we are conducting Sanskrit courses in our academy, we have been researching suitable teaching books. Having come across Thomas Egenes's Introduction to Sanskrit, we seem to have found what we were looking for. --Brunate, Italy


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Mr Egenes has produced a superb introduction to this difficult language. The nagari alphabet and sandhi are introduced slowly and almost painlessly over 18 skilfully consructed chapters each one containing easily assimilable sections on grammar, alphabet, and vocabulary. The reason behind sandhi is explained so that it becomes possible to forecast some of the phonetic changes for yourself without referring to the text (always best to check at first though!). Learing Sanskrit will never be easy but this introduction is unlikely to be surpassed and having completed it you will be equipped to use all those other Sanskrit books that you found too difficult as well as moving on to Mr Egenes' "Introduction to Sanskrit, Pt 2" which goes deeper into the grammar by studying a different part of the Bhagavad Gita in each chapter.
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This is the only book on sanskrit I've come accross which is truly user friendly. Brilliant! Best thing on the market. I highly recommned it.
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A mixture that is of the over-simplification of grammatical analysis yet with an insistence on presenting that very analysis through traditional terms, layout and concepts used by the Indian grammarians across the centuries. And it adopts a stern didactic approach in its teaching methods - this is certainly no exhaustive reference book but rather a school/college course written in accordance with Egenes' own views on how the subject-matter should be prioritized and communicated.
It is both a course ( there is a separate Part 2 on sale ) for beginners and yet not for beginners - if that is not too paradoxical ! I mean this is light-years away from learning Spanish or German - or even beginning Latin. I would not recommend for personal tuition without the benefit of class support and teacher feedback.
Two final observations (i) the devanagari script is large indeed and very clear but (ii) there are sadly quite a few bad spelling errors within the English text - I believe the book is printed in India and may not have been evenly proof-read.
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I love this book. I have tried to study Sanskrit before but always found it too difficult. With the help of this book I can see myself going through with the learning. The one thing that is missing is a CD with reading of the text to help with pronunciation.
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