Saturday, May 15, 2004

Jambudvipa - Indology and Sanskrit Studies is hosted by Paolo Magnone, Professor of Sanskrit Language and Literature, Catholic University of Milan, Italy. The site has original e-text of Somadeva's vetAlapa.nchavi.nshati, part of the kathAsaritasAgara. His indology related articles include: The Development of ‘Tejas,’ Uttanka’s Quest, The Gymnosophists and the Origin of Time, Floodlighting the Deluge, and Parasurama’s Rise to Avatara-hood . There are many categorized links as a "Guide to select indological websites."

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Vedic Library - Biographies, Philosophy, Guides, Science has many texts encoded. The site is developed by Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. The categories include Vaisnava Biographies, Philosophy, Study Guides, Bhakti - yoga, History, Practical, Sanskrit, Science, and Books. Among many downloadable Vaishnava Literature and Sanskrit documents, there are two files for Sanskrit-English Dictionary (words extracted from BBT books) Download - Sanskrit-EnglishDictionary.zip 1,09 MB and Sanskrit Course by by Bhakti Caitanya Swami Download - SanskritVyakarana.zip 160 kB .

Read the entry and follow the informative links in Sanskrit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It covers topics as 1 History; 2 Script; 3 Influences; 3.1 Modern day India; 4 Phonology and writing system; 4.1 Transliteration; 4.2 Vowels (with approximate English equivalents); 4.3 Diphthongs (Combinations of Simple Vowels); 4.4 Consonants; 5 Morphology and Syntax; 6 Misc; 7 External Links. Wikipedia is organized with many sublinks associated with individual words and is a web-based example of information organization.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Bowse through the publications section of the site for Indian Institute of Scientific Heritage http://www.iish.org.
There are many informative booklets containing science related articles with scriptural background. Although the number of their pages or other details are missing, the booklets and audio media are available at reasonable price in Rupees.

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