A Dictionary English and Sanskrit
The great development of the study of sanskrit, during the later half of the 19th century has necessitated a Reverse Dictionary for all those scholars who devoted themselves to the social, religious and intellectual study of India and Indians. Realising this the author set ot work upon planning this dictionary (1843-51) basing primarily on Amarkosa, Riddle`s English Latin Dictionary, Prof. Wilson`s sanskrit English Dictionary, the Marathi Dictionary of Captain Molesworth in addition to the code of manu works of Kalidasa, Ramayana and Mahabharata, with the collaboration of other scholars.
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Page ix - In unison with these opinions, the framers of the Statutes of the East-India College have provided, that no student shall be pronounced qualified for Indian service until he can make an intelligible translation from an English passage into the Oriental languages in which he has been instructed. And if this requirement has been wisely made, as a test of scholarship in the spoken dialects, much more has it so been made -in regard to Sanskrit, the classical language of India, which bears a far closer...
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