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Language: Sanskrit

  • Apr 03, 2012
  • 12:46 PM

Sanskrit centre struggles to stay alive

B Sivakumar / The Times of India
CHENNAI: The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute attached to the Sanskrit College in Mylapore is in doldrums becauseof lackof government patronage. The institute, one of the three involved in Sanskrit research in the country , has been surviving on private donations . With not enough resources , the management is unable to pay the faculty thebenefitsof thesixth pay commission.
  • Mar 12, 2012
  • 01:38 PM

Bilingual dictionaries to promote India's mother tongues

Madhusree Chatterjee /
New Delhi : The campaign to preserve vernacular mother tongues and make knowledge accessible to students through translation across the linguistic arc has taken a big stride with a new bilingual dictionary series in Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada from the source language, English.
  • Mar 09, 2012
  • 10:04 PM

Mind your languages

Indulekha Aravind, Veenu Sandhu / Business Standard
In the hills of Arunachal Pradesh lives an isolated tribe that speaks a language that was hidden from the world till just about five years ago. Linguists stumbled upon Koro while researching two other little-known languages, Aka and Miji, in villages accessible only by climbing steep hills and crossing streams in bamboo boats. Koro has only 800-1,000 speakers, most of whom are older than 20 — a clear sign that the language is not being passed on to the young.
  • Jan 12, 2012
  • 02:02 PM

Govt to step up efforts to promote ancient language Sanskrit

The Economic Times
NEW DELHI: Describing Sanskrit language as the " spirit of India", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said Government will further strengthen efforts for promotion, development and enrichment of the ancient language. Addressing the 15th World Sanskrit Conference here, Singh said the spirit of liberalism and tolerance embedded in it must be inculcated in our present day life.
  • Dec 27, 2011
  • 11:47 AM

Karmapa reviving use of Sanskrit in spiritual order

Zee News
New Delhi: The 17th Karmapa of the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism, Ogyen Trinley Dorje is spearheading the revival of Sanskrit - the language in which several early Buddhist texts had been composed in India before the religion spread to Tibet.s
  • Nov 29, 2011
  • 04:30 PM

Supporting the Languages of India

Gerard M / Watching the Watchers
Many well educated people, people with a university level education are effectively illiterate in their own language. For them a Wikipedia in their own language does not tempt them to get involved. They do not have the skills even though it would not be that hard for them to learn to read and write their mother tongue. What really helps is that writing the Indic languages is helped in two ways; the scripts are really phonetic and InScript, the dominant keyboard layout for Indic languages, ensures that the same sound is always in the same place.
  • Nov 21, 2011
  • 02:51 PM

PU dept takes Sanskrit into internet age, starts e-mag

Neha Miglani / Times of India
In a new trend foreign students in universities across Atlanta, London and Mauritius doing research work in Sanskrit, are now seeking e-lessons from Sanskrit teachers in the region through webcams. Ranging from topics like supernatural phenomena to helping in translating Sanskrit manuscripts for research scholars overseas, Suman Dixit, a school teacher in Ambala has been answering dozens of such queries every week from scholars overseas.
  • Aug 26, 2011
  • 04:02 PM

Mangalore: National Symposium on Sanskrit Begins at Vijaya College

Sunil Haleyangady /
Mangalore, Aug 25: “Changes in the Indian education policy are advised. Although Sanskrit enjoys national recognition, it’s yet to make its effect. The need of the hour is to study its ideology,” said Professor V N Jha, former director, Sanskrit Study Centre, Pune, and internationally-acclaimed Sanskrit linguist.
  • Aug 22, 2011
  • 03:17 AM

Mrit bhasha? Over its dead body

Saira Kurup / Times of India
Mick Jagger recently sang in Sanskrit. And celebs in India and abroad have taken to tattoos in the ancient language. But how's the dialect of the gods doing in the land of its birth?
  • Jul 13, 2011
  • 01:18 AM

World's only Sanskrit daily turns 42
Mysore, July 7 (IANS) Even as English and modern Indian language newspapers continue to flourish in the country, Sudharma, which claims to be the only Sanskrit newspaper in the world, is struggling hard to survive as it enters its 42nd year next week.
  • May 23, 2011
  • 12:44 PM

Students rue govt 'apathy' towards Sanskrit

Times of India
GUWAHATI: Students pursuing Sanskrit — often referred as the mother of Indo-Aryan languages, including Assamese — are undergoing a harrowing time with the language heading towards a predictable end.
  • May 16, 2011
  • 09:28 PM

In China, a rediscovery of Sanskrit

The Hindu
Almost two millennia after the language first came to China through Buddhist scriptures, a resurgence in Buddhist religious studies and recent discoveries of long-forgotten manuscripts in Tibet have sparked a revival of interest in the ancient language among Chinese scholars.
  • May 08, 2011
  • 08:59 PM

Youngsters forming Sanskrit speaking communities

Meera Vohra / Times of India
Sanskrit has been defined as the language of the rishi's (saints) but in the present times it stands as gradually becoming a lingua franca of the Internet savvy, youngsters who are showing deep interest in the language and even forming sanskrit speaking communities.
  • Apr 29, 2011
  • 12:15 AM

Uttarakhand sets up separate Sanskrit education board
Dehra Dun, Apr 28 (PTI) Uttarakhand government, which had accorded Sanskrit the status of second official language of the state last year, has set up a separate Sanskrit education board for giving recognition to language schools.