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Teach Yourself Sanskrit

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  56 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Learn a language from the comfort of your own home With Teach Yourself Sanskrit Complete Course, the series brings to life this ancient language, allowing you not only to learn the literary and classical tongue of India but also to be able to decipher Sanskrit text. It also presents numerous passages of original Sanskrit writing. Includes: Extensive exercises so readers ca ...more
Paperback, 402 pages
Published March 3rd 2009 by McGraw-Hill Companies (first published 1976)
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I used / tried to use this book back in the seventies - to be precise, the 1978 second impression.
At that time there was no Internet and I still remember it was difficult to get hold of a copy. My dad took an hour off his duties in Milan's Commodity Exchange and bought a copy for me.

It was useful to "open my mind" and helped me to touch with my hands a language I had seen mentioned in archaeology books like this one The Secret of the Hittites The Discovery of an Ancient Europe by C.W. Ceram
(its Italian title is even more impressive: "The Book of Cliffs" ).

Enough with
Gary Donnelly
I am seeing progress with this book, but I have been using this in conjunction with (to a lesser extent) the Maurer Sanskrit textbooks - both have their uses but if you intend to 'learn' Sanskrit in any meaningful sense then I think it is best to use the books in conjunction with a Sanskrit teacher. Others have noted the issues re misprints (there are a lot!) and the poor quality of devanagari - this seems to be exacerbated from chapter six onward, where the script appears to be printed in a sma ...more
Aug 17, 2015 Mckinley marked it as x
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Good one, for D.
A good book if you have some previous knowledge on Sanskrit, but for a total beginner it may not be a good choice. I am a total beginner and it was pretty confusing for me.
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