For more than 2000 years, Sanskrit was the medium of classical Indian literature. Knowledge of Sanskrit provides a key to a first-hand understanding of classical religious and philosophic texts in South Asia and is especially important for the study of Hinduism and Buddhism. There is also a large body of poetic and scientific texts in Sanskrit. Learning Sanskrit will make it easier to learn, understand, and communicate in other South Asian languages.

Department of Asian Languages and Cultures 

Rachel Weiss,

Intro Class:
ASIALANG 141: First Semester Sanskrit

Continue your study of the language over an 8-week period at the South Asia Summer Language Institute.