Sanskrit and Philology: Reading Texts and Constructing History
January 2009, volume 1, No 1January 2020, volume 1, No January 2024, volume 48, No 1

Sanskrit is not a language—or more accurately, Sanskrit is not simply a language. It is a linguistic vehicle that transmits and broadcasts a civilization—a civilization spanning over three millennia. The history of Sanskrit overlaps with a large slice of Indian history, recognizing at the same time that the two are not coextensive. Yet, Sanskrit is not merely instrumental.

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