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The Story of Rama, Part 2: A Sanskrit Coursebook for Beginners

The Story of Rama, Part 2: A Sanskrit Coursebook for Beginners

Warwick Jessup, Elena Jessup

  • ISBN: 9788120835511, 8120835514
  • Year of Publication: 2016
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 2nd reprint
  • No. of Pages: 137
  • Language: Sanskrit & English
Rs. 225.00

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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