Published On: Wed, Jan 21st, 2015

Sanskrit Thriving in British School

The British school has made Sanskrit compulsory subject for its junior division because it helps students grasp math, science and other languages better. Warwick Jessup, head of Sanskrit department, says:  “This is the most perfect and logical language in the world, the only one that is not named after the people who speak it.  Indeed the word itself means perfected language.” Paul Moss, headmaster of the school, says: “The Devnagri script and spoken Sanskrit are two of the best ways for a child to overcome stiffness of fingers and the tongue. Today’s European languages do not use many parts of the tongue and mouth while speaking or many finger movements while writing, whereas Sanskrit helps immensely to develop cerebral dexterity through its phonetics.”

Children learning Sanskrit and chanting Veda mantras in Saint James School, london

The Britishers have taken up our language and let us to suffer with their secularists. Desmond Tutu once said  "When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land."   Looks like our case is not so different  🙂




Compare that with what happened in India when Sanskit week was introduced to schools


Online 10 day Spoken Sanskrit Course 

Meanwhile I strongly recommend this 10 day course that teaches spoken sanskrit without using any other language. I did this about 20 years back and I still remember quite a bit of what I learnt.. Watching the video cannot be a substitute for doing it live.. But can be a good start.

Sanskrit British Schools


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