Introduction to Sanskrit language, Devanagari script – Vowels and consonants, pronunciation, classification of consonants, conjunct consonants, words – nouns and verbs, cases – introduction, numbers, Pronouns, communicating time in Sanskrit. Practical classes in spoken Sanskrit
Verbs- Singular, Dual and plural – First person, Second person, Third person.
Tenses – Past, Present and Future – Atmanepadi and Parasmaipadi – karthariprayoga
Words for communication, slokas, moral stories, subhashithas, riddles (from the books prescribed)
Selected slokas from Valmiki Ramayana, Kalidasa’s works and Bhagavad Gita
Ramayana – chapter VIII – verse 5, Mahabharata – chapter 174, verse -16, Bhagavad Gita – chapter – IV verse 8, Kalidasa’s Sakuntalam Act IV – verse 4
Translation of simple sentences from Sanskrit to English and vice versa.