Vaman Sivaram Apte (1858-1892) is an author well known to Sanskrit students. In spite of the short span of his life, i. e. 34 years, Apte’s scholarly output was remarkable. His Guide to Sanskrit Composition (1881) and his Sanskrit Dictionaries for use in schools and colleges hold the foremost place among books of their kind, even after the lapse of close upon 125 years and claim the respect of every student of Sanskrit, by their monumental wealth of learning.
His works: –
1. The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary (1890).
2. The Students’ English-Sanskrit Dictionary (1884).
3. The Students’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary.
4. The Students’ Guide to Sanskrit Composition (1881).
5. The Students’ Hand-Book of Progressive Exercises, Part I and, II.
6. Kusuma-mala (1891).
The ‘Guide To Sanskrit Composition’ had become very popular and Apte himself revised the third edition of the book in 1890. Since then many more editions have been out. A short biographical sketch of VS Apte is available here.
Students Guide To Sanskrit Composition (English)
Thanks a million.
It is helpful for students
By any chance – do you have the answer keys to the exercises? They would be very helpful.
I do not have it. I too am looking for it.
The Key to Apte’s guide for Sanskrit composition can be found here…individual scanned pages in a viewer. Can be downloaded patiently!
Thanks for sharing this link.
I am not able to download it from the Mediafire link. Can you give me a rapidshare or hotfile link to download this?
I have added an alternative link to the book.
I think there is a newer edition of Apte’s Sanskrit Composition. It is available at Digital Library of India.
This too is from DLI only. I hope you are aware of copy right restrictions. Though a book is free from copyright restrictions, you cannot use its later editions (last 60 years) in the public domain. That is why I am sticking to older editions – before 1950.
Anyway, thanks a lot for suggestions for improvement. Suggestions and criticisms from friends are invaluable and are always welcome.
I am so happy that you are consciously adhering to copyrights. Now I can freely download books from your website. Thank you!
Minor nitpick: the date is wrong. VS Apte was born in 1858, not 1848. (Also 1892-34=1858.)
Thanks for pointing out the error in DOB of VS Apte. I will rectify the error.
from where i can download the hindi version of Apte’s Students’ Guide to Sanskrit Composition
You may download it from the 3rd link below the post. Hindi version of Apte’s Students’ Guide to Sanskrit Composition is titled “Samskrit Nibandh Path Pradarsak”.
would any one guide me a good point of start to learn Sanskrit. Please assume that i have Zero knowledge means i want to start from very basic level
.pl help me 2 learn Sanskrit.thanks
Just as Sathish says, consider me zero. My mother tongue is Marathi but at the same time I know English well. In view of this please advise books to start self study of Sanskrut Language. Next target after learning the language is to read up Vedas and Puranas.
thanks , the best work to make others understanding the doubts.
my honourable salute (namaskar) to respected author
please link the sanskrit alankar with hindi translate in pdf
Kuvalayananda of Appayya Dikshita with Hindi commentary is avialable at Digital Library of India. Its link is given below. You can download it using DLI Downloader which is available at http://dli-downloader.blogspot.in/2013/04/fast-dli-downloader-tool-to-download.html
kuvlayanand., 5990010118303. DR. BHOLA SHANKAR VYAS. 1956. hindi. HINDI LIT.. 412 pgs.
Hi, the scanning of ‘Sanskrit nibandh path pradarshak’ is not good, I have taken out prints of the whole book but reading it is very difficult. Can u please direct me as to where can I find a new edition of that book(ebook of hardcopy)..
I have not come across a better quality scan of this book, nor do I have any idea about the availability of it in print.
Typo, its ebook oR hardcopy …
good for students as well as teacher
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It is not clear what you mean by fragrance. If you mean any study on Puranic vratas, you can read online/download the thesis, “A Study of the Puranic Vratas – Anne M Pearson” from https://macsphere.mcmaster.ca/
Thank you for your valuble links. I asked my friends to share these with other friends to promote Sanskrit.
Bharateeya Ji, I can’t download the file from Download link 1 ans the Hindi Nibandh. If you have any other link, please forward.
Bhanu Pratap, Links 1 is same as link 2. There is no need to download both. Anyway, I have removed the first link which was not working. I have added a new link for the Hindi version of Apte’s Guide to Sanskrit Composition.
THANKS A LOTS for your helps .
I want to learn Sanskrit through telugu. Any free e books
You may post your query at Bharatiya Vidvat Parishat Google group – https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bvparishat
or Samskrita Google group – https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/samskrita
Learned members of these groups will help you.
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Where do I get the books of vs apte
Some of his books can be found at https://archive.org/search.php?query=vaman%20apte
If you are looking for any particular book and can’t find it at the above link, let me know.