The Dead Language Poem by Asit Kumar Sanyal

The Dead Language

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Sanskrit is called ‘a dead language'
but how it's dead?
it's the primary liturgical language of Hinduism
the philosophical language in
Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism
it has very wonderful structure
It's more perfect than Greek,
more copious than Latin
and more suitable for computer programming
it's still a literary language
in the Indian cultural zone
and one of the 22 scheduled languages of India.
it's an official language of Uttarakhand
and the language
for Indo-European studies
Sanskrit literature encompasses
a rich tradition of poetry and drama
it's popular for religious texts
and continues as a ceremonial language
in the Hindu religious rituals
it is unique for hymns and chants
students opt for honors, masters
in the universities
people speaks Sanskrit in some villages
with traditional institutions
and being enhanced for popularization
then how it can be a dead language?

Saturday, August 15, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: language,tradition,university,religious,literature,hymn
Roseann Shawiak 06 September 2015

A person from India was teaching me Sanskrit for a while, I was thoroughly enjoying it! Definitely it's not a dead language, it is the language of the poets, very beautiful and in depth expression within it! Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn

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Abdulrazak Aralimatti 15 August 2015

Truly, Sanskrit is not a dead language but a language of great heritage and it is our duty to preserve our great heritage. Loved reading and commenting on the poem

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Asit Kumar Sanyal 23 August 2015

Thanks for comment.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 15 August 2015

Well said. I fully agree . Sanskrit is the most beautiful language.

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Asit Kumar Sanyal 23 August 2015

Thanks Ratnakar for your sweet comment.

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Asit Kumar Sanyal 23 August 2015

Thank you.

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Asit Kumar Sanyal 23 August 2015

Thank you. It is good language but government is least interested to make it popular.

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Asit Kumar Sanyal

Asit Kumar Sanyal

Lalgola, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India.
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