Conversations

A compilation of videos relevant to Sanskrit students.

Conversations

Word-generating power of Saṃskṛtam

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.

Conversations

Only our collective will can revive Spoken Saṃskṛtam

Chamu Krishna Shastry, one of the founders of Samskrita Bharati – draws a comparison between the revival of Spoken Hebrew as a spoken language by Eliezer Ben-Yehuda in Israel in the 20th century, and the revival of Spoken Sanskrit on a massive scale by the efforts of a small community of commited enthusiasts.