Introduction to Sanskrit: Pt.1 Hardcover – 15 Jun 2003
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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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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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A very good introduction.
Just a very small quibble. I woud have prefer everything, from very early on, to have been wrtten in the Devanagiri scripts rather than the... Read more
I found this book easy to use and have improved my Sanskrit knowledge from it. Each chapter introduces new material in realistic steps. Read morePublished on 12 July 2013 by John Thomas