Complete Sanskrit: A Teach Yourself Guide

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It's easy to teach yourself Sanskrit!

Complete Sanskrit: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Sanskrit, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding and writing Sanskrit with confidence.

Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning.


  • One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started
  • Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience
  • Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress
  • Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language
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    User Review  - cw2016 - LibraryThing

    One of the best resources to learn the Sanskrit language that I have ever used. Read full review

    About the author (2011)

    Michael Coulson taught Sanskrit at the University of Edinburgh. His classic work was edited by Professor Richard Gombrich and has been revised by James Benson, both of Oxford University.

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