Saturday, July 28, 2012

Keeping Sanskrit Alive

A Sanskrit newspaper in a small south Indian town is trying to keep the classical Indian language alive. Like Latin, Sanskrit is now primarily a liturgical language, but boasts a wealth of ancient Hindu and Buddhist texts originally written in Sanskrit.

Sudharma, “good faith” in Sanskrit, is the only Sanskrit-language daily that reports global news. It sells a little under 2,000 copies per day, which go to Sanskrit scholars and students across India and abroad.

Read more on this effort to keep a bit of India’s ancient culture alive here.

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