Linguistic history of India
The languages of the Indian Subcontinent are divided into various language families, of which the Indo-Aryan languages and the Dravidian languages are the most widely spoken. There are also many lang...
Linguistic history of India - Wikipedia
Understanding The Chakras Of Planet Earth
The chakras of the earth are perfectly aligned with our own. As she awakens, so do we. In the same way we have energy bubbling up from the lowest chakra, called Mooladhara in Sanskrit, or simply the r...
Indo-Aryan languages
The Indo-Aryan (or Indic) languages are the dominant language family of the Indian subcontinent, spoken largely by Indo-Aryan people. They constitute a branch of the Indo-Iranian languages, itself a b...
Indo-Aryan languages - Wikipedia
Vedic Sanskrit
Vedic Sanskrit is an Old Indo-Aryan language. It is the spoken ancestor of liturgical Sanskrit, and an early descendant of Proto-Indo-Aryan. It is closely related to Avestan, the oldest preserved Iran...
Indo-Aryan superstrate in Mitanni
Some theonyms, proper names and other terminology of the Mitanni are considered to form (part of) an Indo-Aryan superstrate, suggesting that an Indo-Aryan elite imposed itself over the Hurrian populat...
Sanskrit
Sanskrit (/ˈsænskrɪt/; संस्कृतम् saṃskṛtam [səmskr̩t̪əm], originally संस्कृता वाक् saṃskṛtā vāk, "refined speech") is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism, a philosophical language in Hinduism,...
Sanskrit - Wikipedia
Paṇini
Pāṇini (Sanskrit: पाणिनि, [pɑːɳin̪i]; a patronymic meaning "descendant of Paṇi"; fl. 4th century BCE), or Panini, was a Sanskrit grammarian from ancient India. He was born in Pushkalavati, Gandhar...
Paṇini - Wikipedia
Prakrit
Prakrit (also transliterated as Pracrit) (Sanskrit: prākṛta प्राकृत, Shauraseni: pāuda पाउद, Maharashtri: pāua पाउअ) is any of several Middle Indo-Aryan vernacular languages and are derived from Old I...
Prakrit - Wikipedia
Pali language
Pali (Pāḷi) is a Middle Indo-Aryan language that is in the Prakrit language group and is native to the Indian subcontinent. It is a dead language that is widely studied because it is the language of m...
Pali language - Wikipedia
Middle Indo-Aryan
Middle Indo-Aryan languages (Middle Indic languages, sometimes conflated with the Prakrits) is a historical group of languages of the Indo-Aryan family. Middle Indo-Aryan languages are the descendants...
History of Hindi
Hindustani is one of the predominant languages of South Asia, with federal status in India and Pakistan, in its standardized forms Hindi and Urdu. It principally developed in North India during the Mu...
Dravidian languages
The Dravidian languages are a language family spoken mainly in southern India and parts of eastern and central India as well as in northeastern Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and overseas in ...
Dravidian languages - Wikipedia
Proto-Dravidian
Proto-Dravidian is the comparative grammar assumption term suggested by some research scholars. They assumed there was one proto-language for all of the Dravidian languages. It is thought to have diff...
Sangam literature
Sangam period (Tamil: சங்ககால பருவம், Cankakāla paruvam ?) is the period in the history of ancient southern India (known as the Tamilakam) spanning from c. 300 BCE and 300 CE. This collection con...
Tamil languages
The Tamil languages are the group of Dravidian languages most closely related to Tamil. In addition to Tamil itself, they are:
Tamil literature
Tamil literature (Tamil: தமிழ் இலக்கியம்) refers to the literature in the Tamil language. Tamil literature has a rich and long literary tradition spanning more than two thousand years. The oldest ...
Tibeto-Burman languages
The Tibeto-Burman languages are the non-Sinitic members of the Sino-Tibetan language family, over 400 of which are spoken throughout the highlands of southeast Asia, as well as lowland areas in Burma ...
Tibeto-Burman languages - Wikipedia
Austro-Asiatic languages
The Austroasiatic languages, in recent classifications synonymous with Mon–Khmer, are a large language family of continental Southeast Asia, also scattered throughout India, Bangladesh, and the southe...
Indo-Pacific languages
Indo-Pacific is a hypothetical language macrofamily proposed in 1971 by Joseph Greenberg and now believed to be spurious. It grouped together the Papuan languages of New Guinea and Melanesia with the ...
Indus script
The Indus script (also Harappan script) is a corpus of symbols produced by the Indus Valley Civilization during the Kot Diji and Mature Harappan periods between the 35th and 20th centuries BC. Most i...
Indus script - Wikipedia
Brahmi script
Brāhmī is the modern name given to one of the oldest writing systems used in the Indian subcontinent and in Central Asia during the final centuries BCE and the early centuries CE. Like its contempora...
Brahmi script - Wikipedia
Brahmic family
The Brahmic scripts are a family of abugida writing systems. They are used throughout South Asia (excluding Pakistan and Afghanistan), Southeast Asia, and parts of Central and East Asia, and are desce...
Gupta script
The Gupta script (sometimes referred to as Gupta Brahmi Script or Late Brahmi Script{{Sanskrit: गुप्ता /गुप्ता ब्रह्मी लिपी }}) was used for writing Sanskrit and is associated with the Gupta Empire of...
Gupta script - Wikipedia
Siddham
Siddhaṃ, also known in its later evolved form as Siddhamātṛkā, is the name of a script used for writing Sanskrit during the period ca 600-1200 CE. It is descended from the Brahmi script via the Gupta ...
Siddham - Wikipedia
Devanagari
Devanagari (/ˌdeɪvəˈnɑːɡəriː/ DAY-və-NAH-gər-ee; [d̪eːʋˈnaːɡri]; देवनागरी devanāgarī a compound of "deva" [देव] and "nāgarī" [नागरी]), also called Nagari (Nāgarī, नागरी, the name of its parent writing...
Devanagari - Wikipedia
Indian inscriptions
The earliest traces of epigraphy in South Asia are found in the undeciphered inscriptions of the Indus Valley Civilization (Indus script), which date back to the early 3rd millennium BC. Two other typ...
Indian inscriptions - Wikipedia
Understanding The Chakras Of Planet Earth
The chakras of the earth are perfectly aligned with our own. As she awakens, so do we. In the same way we have energy bubbling up from the lowest chakra, called Mooladhara in Sanskrit, or simply the r...
Apabhraṃśa
Apabhraṃśa (Sanskrit: अपभ्रंश, [əpəbʱrə̃ˈɕə], Prakrit: Avahansa) is a term used by vyākaraṇin (native grammarians) since Patañjali to refer to the dialects prevalent in North India before the rise...