Turning To Their Roots

Generation Y is finding new ways of reaching for its roots. Young guns these days are tuning into Sanskrit.

In tune with this new-found demand, schools are emerging across most cities and towns in the country to teach Sanskrit. Samskrita Bharathi, started in 1981 at Bangalore, now has a branch in Hyderabad.

Akarsh Simha, currently studying in the University of Texas, says, “I think learning Sanskrit made it easy for me to understand a whole host of Indian languages and even some foreign languages (I learned German after learning Sanskrit, and could draw so many parallels), since many words and grammatical structures are common.

Sanskrit is probably one of the most structured languages, and that makes learning many present-day languages so much easier.” “I think there is still unexplored literature in Sanskrit,” he adds.

Even if Sanskrit is still not considered as hep or stylish as French or German, the trend is definitely catching on.

Source: The Hindu – Sanskrit is ‘cool’  by Vishnupriya Bhandaram


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Written by maald

August 14, 2011 at 4:59 am

Posted in Society

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  1. I hope that the trend continues..


    August 15, 2011 at 10:31 am

  2. My son has a sanskrit name and I tell everyone to get a Sanskrit name for their kids too !!!! I always believe its cool !!! 😀


    August 24, 2011 at 2:48 am

  3. I tried learning Sanskrit in school but I was so bad so I switched to French 🙂 I apologize for my “hepness” ;-P


    September 19, 2011 at 9:08 am

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