The first group of books entitled Sanskrit is Fun (Parts I-III) introduce the learners to the Devanagari alphabets, grouping the letters according to their place of articulation, called ‘Family’, which comprises both the vowels and consonants. Learners are first taught how to draw the letters.
Learning and teaching is also helped by the humorous presentation of the letters in the form of animals figures. The next step is to add vowel to the consonants, and then to teach joint (compound) consonants. Finally words and sentences are formed.
Story of Rama Part I & II:
The Story of Rama books (Parts I-II) together relate in 16 episodes, the story of the Ramayna. Part I introduces: the standard method of transliteration; the gerund (‘having done something’); and the declension of the Sanskrit word for ‘that’ in all three genders. Part II covers an introduction to the imperative mood; other important noun and pronoun declensions; ‘having done something' used with prefixes; the past passive participle; the conjugation of the middle voice and the verb ‘to be’ in present, future and past tenses; and the completion of the standard method of transliteration.
Stories of Krishna Part I & II:
This book seeks to teach Sanskrit with reference to the age-old stories of Krishna and Rama.
The Stories of Krishna (Part I-II) cover full declensions of the most common type of masculine, feminine and neuter nouns: conjugations of a simple verb in the present, future and past tenses and twelve stories based on the childhood of krishna
About the Author:
Elena Jessup Sanskrit teacher with 16 years experience educating children and adults of all ages. Have designed systematic and creative Sanskrit language courses, textbooks, and materials. Interested in fostering connections between the East and West, especially any new initiatives in this area.