Chamu Krishna Shastry, one of the founders of Samskrita Bharati – speaks of the need to speak in Saṃskṛtam rather than treating it purely as a symbolic identity-marker.
Lecture on: Indian traditions on the Vedas and Sanskrit
Prof Madhav Deshpande
Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Chamu Krishna Shastry, one of the founders of Samskrita Bharati, speaks about the prakṛti-pratyaya-vibhāga (morphological transparency) that makes the Sanskrit language sanskritic, and why it is important to preserve that uniquely analytical feature of Sanskrit by coining neologisms in Sanskrit itself rather than adopt modern words (such as electricity, car, train, computer etc) from other languages into Spoken Saṃskṛtam.
Was Sanskrit merely a language of religion and ritual in ancient India? – Prof. Madhav Deshpande from the University of Michigan shares his thoughts.
Vyākaraṇa-Darśana & Vākyapadīyam: Contribution to Linguistics and Philosophy – Speech by Prof. Ashok Aklujkar of the University of British Columbia, Canada
A lecture on Pāṇini, also called Śalāturīya (resident of Śalātura) and Dākṣīputra (son of Dākṣī) by Prof. Madhav Deshpande, University of Michigan.
A conversation with Prof. Diwakar Acharya of the University of Oxford to explore the vastness of Sanskrit literature, its philosophy and relevance to society today.