An insightful and scholarly talk by Prof Ashok Aklujkar from University of British Columbia on the topic “Vyākaraṇa-darśana & Vākyapadīyam: Contribution to Linguistics & Philosophy”. It will be of interest, not only to Samskrit grammar experts, but also to the general public who is interested in Samskrit language, philosophy and meta-physics.
Was Sanskrit merely a language of religion and ritual in ancient India? – Prof. Madhav Deshpande from the University of Michigan shares his thoughts.
Lecture: Sanskrit: A historical linguistics approach
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, explains why Sarala Saṃskṛta Paddhati is important for the spoken sanskrit movement. This is the method currently used by Samskrita Bharati the world over.
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.
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.
A lecture on Pāṇini, also called Śalāturīya (resident of Śalātura) and Dākṣīputra (son of Dākṣī) by Prof. Madhav Deshpande, University of Michigan.