Saturday, November 17, 2007

Information on the Unicode for Vedic Sanskrit are available at TDIL (directly at Vedica.pdf), Omkarananda Ashram site, and separate Mailing list forum. Sites request participation and feedback.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Kalidas Festival in Ujjain. उज्जैन में कालिदास समारोह, स्वर्ण जयंती आयोजन | कालिदास समारोह का शुभारंभ भारतीय पंचांग के अनुसार कार्तिक मास की देवप्रबोधिनी एकादशी को होता है | कालिदास व्याख्यानमाला, 21 स्थानों पर संस्कृत संभाषण शिविरोंका आयोजन, सात दिन तक संस्कृत नाटकों और शास्त्रीय नृत्य का प्रदर्शन, संस्कृत वाद विवाद प्रतियोगिता |

Visit Kalidas Academy website http://kalidasaakademi.nic.in/ for project information.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Following the principle of NCERT "Learning Without Burden" one can find many well formatted text books for Classes I to XII at NCERT, National Council of Educational Research and Training Publication Division, Government of India, New Delhi; select textbooks. Sanskrit subject starts from sixth division; books entitled ruchirA, shreyasI, shemushI, bhAsvatI, shAshvatI. There are quite a few subjects presented here. The books are presented in browsable PDF formats.
Also read the news item.

Friday, November 02, 2007

विज्ञान और कंप्यूटर की समर्थ भाषा , श्री नारायण प्रसादजी का यह शोधपरक लेख संस्कृत की वैज्ञानिक विशिष्टताओं को ही नहीं प्रस्तुत करता है अपितु संस्कृत जैसी शुध्द वैज्ञानिक भाषा को लेकर तथाकथित बुध्दिजीवियों द्वारा किए जा रहे छद्म प्रचार की भी कलई खोलता है। hindimedia.in/

Response : The specific "plan" is to create technical terminology using Sanskrit words and grammar rules. Raghuvir had made such campaign. Many others have attempted to create and standardize such terminologies and there are some dictionaries.

Learning how to create the words is not the problem, it is relatively easy!

The problem is how to get the created words established as standard terminology.
Remember the word for density from school? density = ghanataa = daarDhya!

Thus, the use of the word determines their success. You don't expect scientists from different part of India talking and thinking in Sanskrit.

It is more efficient to just adopt the technical words from other languages as given and start using them. If some Sanskrit words become popular and catch on, so be it. (For instance the word guNa from Sanskrit grammar is used by Linguists, but they have enhanced its meaning. They also make words like "gunation"- process of the guna transformation!) Languages grow and intermingle, that is their beauty! (A)

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