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I would like to dedicate this site to William Carey, first missionary to India, whose faith in the power of the true Word of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ was secure enough for him to translate the Ramayana for his Bengali neighbors. The picture is a decoration on the fence surrounding the campus of Serampore College
The purpose of this course is, at a minimum, to give you, the student, a sufficient introduction to Sanskrit to be able to verify the English translations of various Indian scriptures.
As your knowledge of the language increases, this skill will grow to the level of being able to read and provide direct translations of selected classic passages.
Our textbook will be E. D. Perry's, A Sanskrit Primer, a classic, but still popular, text going back to the nineteenth century
Much of my job will be to to help you make sense of Perry's instructions.
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