Nyayavali – Sanskrit Maxims & Proverbs – With English Translation and Notes

A collection of popular maxims (nyayas) and proverbs of Sanskrit literature with English translation and notes.”Nyaya” in Sanskrit is a popular maxim (proverbial saying) that illustrates a general truth, fundamenatl principle or rule of conduct. Apart from giving an insight … Continue reading

Amara Kosa – the Sanskrit Thesaurus with notes & index

Amarakosa, Amarasinha’s Sanskrit thesaurus well-known to every Sanskrit student, is the oldest work of the kind now extant. According to tradition Amarasimha was one of the nine distinguished men (nava ratna) of the court of King Vikramaditya (4th Century CE). … Continue reading

Mudrarakshasa of Visakhadatta – Sanskrit Drama with English translation

The Mudrarakshasa (“Signet Ring of the Rakshasa,the chief minister of the last Nanda king”), a historical play in Sanskrit by Vishakhadatta (4th century CE) narrates the ascent of the king Chandragupta Maurya to power in Northern India with the aid … Continue reading

Samskrita Vakya Prabodh – Swami Dayanand

A Primer of Sanskrit Conversation authored by Swami Dayananda Saraswati (1824-’83), the founder of Aryasamaj, with a view to popularise Sanskrit. The author has provided simple sentences in Sanskrit which can be used by the students in various situations in … Continue reading

Dasakumaracharitam of Dandi – English Translation

English Prose Translation of Dasakkumara Charitam (The Adventures of Ten Princes) authored by renowned Sanskrit poet Dandi. The Daśakumāracarita relates the adventures of ten princes in their pursuit of love and royal power. It contains stories of common life and … Continue reading