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An Introductory Sanskrit Reader: Improving Reading Fluency (Paperback)
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This Reader aims to help students start reading original Sanskrit literature.
When we study ancient languages, there often is quite a gap between introductory, grammar-based classes and independent reading of original texts. This Reader bridges that gap by offering complete grammar and vocabulary notes for 40 entertaining, thought-provoking or simply beautiful passages from Sanskrit narrative and epic, as well as over 130 subhāṣitas (epigrams).
These readings are complemented by review sections on syntax, word formation and compounding, a 900-word study vocabulary, complete transliterations and literal translations of all readings, as well as supplementary online resources.
The Reader can be used for self-study and in a classroom, both to accompany introductory Sanskrit courses and to succeed them.
About the Author
Since receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, Antonia M. Ruppel has taught Sanskrit at Cornell, Oxford and the LMU Munich. The recipient of several awards for her teaching, she is the author of the 2017 Cambridge Introduction to Sanskrit.