Sanskrit Sanskrit संस्कृतम् Saṃskṛtam Saṃskṛtam in Devanagari script Pronunciation [ˈsɐ̃skr̩tɐm] (listen) Region South Asia Parts of Southeast Asia Era c. 2nd millennium BCE – 600 BCE (Vedic Sanskrit); 600 BCE – present (Classical Sanskrit) Revival 24,821 people in India and 1,669 people in Nepal have registered Sanskrit as their mother tongue. Language family Indo-European Indo-Iranian Indo-Aryan Sanskrit Early form Vedic Sanskrit Writing system Devanagari, ..
Sanskritisation Sanskritization may also refer to introduction of Sanskrit vocabulary in another language or dialect (such as in Hindi). Sanskritisation (Indian English) or Sanskritization (American English, Oxford spelling) is a particular form of social change found in India. It denotes the process by which caste or tribes placed lower in the caste hierarchy seek upward mobility by emulating the rituals and practices of the upper or ..
Vulgarism In the study of language and literary style, a vulgarism is an expression or usage considered non-standard or characteristic of uneducated speech or writing. In colloquial or lexical English, “vulgarism” or “vulgarity” may be synonymous with profanity or obscenity, but a linguistic or literary vulgarism encompasses a broader category of perceived fault not confined to scatological or sexual offensiveness. These faults may include errors of pronunciation, misspellings, word malformations, and malapropisms. “Vulgarity” is ..
Genealogy The family tree of Ludwig Herzog von Württemberg (ruled 1568–1593) Genealogy (from Greek: γενεαλογία genealogia “the making of a pedigree”) is the study of families, family history, and the tracing of their lineages. Genealogists use oral interviews, historical records, genetic analysis, and other records to obtain information about a family and to demonstrate kinship and pedigrees of its members. The results are often displayed in charts or written as ..
Outline of ancient India The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to ancient India: Ancient India is the Indian subcontinent from prehistoric times to the start of Medieval India, which is typically dated (when the term is still used) to the end of the Gupta Empire. General history of ancient India Main article: History of India Periodisation of ..