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What is Sanskrit, and why should I care? A talk by Dr. Antonia Ruppel

events lecture sanskrit Aug 28, 2021

The Sanskrit language is one of India's greatest gifts to the world. Indian grammarians developed techniques for language analysis that the West arrived at over 2,000 years later. Sanskrit literature offers something for everyone, from grand stories to beautiful poetry, intricate philosophical arguments and scholarly literature in a wide variety of fields. The earliest Sanskrit literature was passed down entirely orally, so how do we know how old these texts are? What does it mean when we say that Sanskrit is the oldest language in the world, or that it is sacred? What can Sanskrit offer us...

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