Learning Sanskrit in India – Washington Post Poorly Explores the Debates, Politics and Controversy of Teaching Sanskrit
An article titled ‘Summer Camps Revive
The author uses Sanskrit Samvad Shala and a two-week course conducted by it to prove her point. The article wrongly gives the feel that Sanskrit Samvad Shala is an all
Some of the points detailed by the author
- Summer Sanskrit Camps in
attempts to promote Sanskrit, which is a dead language. India
- The aim of the camps is to promote Hindu supremacy.
- Politicians and academics are divided over teaching Sanskrit in schools.
- Learning French is better than Sanskrit as French language provides job opportunities.
The teaching of Sanskrit in summer camps is a negligible phenomenon in
The author conveniently forgets the numerous Sanskrit Universities in
And unfortunately there is not a single expert quoted in the article. An expert who has knowledge about the social use of learning Sanskrit. The author also ignores that almost all regional languages in
Interestingly, such poorly researched and biased articles only appear with matters associated with Hinduism. What is more alarming is when newspapers like Washington Post publish it.