Sanskrit, said to be the oldest language in the world, is known as the language of precision, owing to its well defined intricate grammatical system. It’s a lesser known fact that Japan has made Sanskrit learning mandatory in its schools!
It’s also a common misconception that Sanskrit is all about religion (mainly Hinduism) and philosophy. While ancient literature like the Vedas and Puranas do contribute heavily to the learning and interpretation of the language, the grammar of Sanskrit has attracted scholars globally. The script of Sanskrit is Devnagari, the reading of which involves more areas of the human brain than Roman scripts. This means that learning Sanskrit is an excellent brain exercise – much like Sudoku!
Sanskrit is world renowned as the Mother of all Languages, and teaching positions for this language will be in great demand in the near future. Let’s revive the beautiful language and help preserve Indian heritage in our own small way.