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Ancient Indo-Aryan language of South Asia

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Sanskrit: Ancient Indo-Aryan language of South Asia
Sanskrit is a classical language of South Asia belonging to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European languages. It arose in South Asia after its predecessor languages had diffused there from the northwest in the late Bronze Age. Sanskrit is the sacred language of Hinduism, the language of classical Hindu philosophy, and of historical texts of Buddhism and Jainism. It was a link language in ancient and medieval South Asia, and upon transmission of Hindu and Buddhist culture to Southeast Asia, East Asia and Central Asia in the early medieval era, it became a language of religion and high culture, and of the political elites in some of these regions. As a result, Sanskrit had a lasting impact on the languages of South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia, especially in their formal and learned vocabularies.

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‘Madrasas in Assam to run as general education institutes’: Hemant Biswa Sarma [Video]

‘Madrasas in Assam to run as general education institutes’: Hemant Biswa Sarma

Government-run madrassas and Sanskrit tols (schools) in Assam will operate as any other general educational institute and a bill will be tabled during the winter session of the Assembly for the closure..

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'Sanskrit richer than Greek, Latin': Kasturirangan on NEP language row #HTLS2020 [Video]

'Sanskrit richer than Greek, Latin': Kasturirangan on NEP language row #HTLS2020

Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan extolled the virtues of the multiple language push in the National Education Policy 2020. The former ISRO chief and chairman of the committee which drew up the draft..

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