The Story of Rama, Part 1: A Sanskrit Coursebook for Beginners
Warwick Jessup, Elena Jessup
- ISBN: 9788120835504, 8120835506
- Year of Publication: 2016
- Binding: Paperback
- Edition: 2nd reprint
- No. of Pages: 125
- Language: Sanskrit & English
The Story of Rama follows on from The Stories of Krishna (Part Two) and has been designed for elementary students.
The Story of Rama, (in 2 parts) together relate in 16 episodes the story of the Ramayana. Part One contains the first eight stories. It begins with a revision of the grammar learned in the The Stories of Krishna books, and then goes on to introduce: the standard method of
transliteration of the Sanskrit script; the gerund ('having done something'); various Sanskrit idioms; and the declension of the Sanskrit word for 'that' in all three genders.
The second part contains a revision of the grammar learned so far, and then going on to cover in simple terms appropriate for the level: an introduction to the imperative mood; other important noun and pronoun declensions; 'having done something' used with prefixes; the part passive participle; the conjugation of the middle voice and the verb 'to be' in present, future and past times; and the completion of the standard method of transliterating Sanskrit script.
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