The Cambridge Introduction To SanskritA.M.Ruppel

Other Resources & Links

Sample Chapters

Would you like to get a taste of the book? Do you have the book, but want to see the devanāgarī script in larger size while you are still learning to read and write? Here is a .pdf file of Chapters 1 and 2.


Key to the Exercises

Go to the Contact page to ask for the key to all exercises.


Devanāgarī practice handout      A4     Letter
Reference grammar      A4     Letter
Sandhi overview      A4     Letter
Vocabulary      A4     Letter


A list of all typos and other mistakes in the CIS identified so far can be downloaded here.


The electronic flashcards made for all the vocabulary in the book, ordered by chapters, can be found here.

The CIS Twitter account can be found here and its Facebook presence here.

External Websites

There are many websites offering Sanskrit resources. Good collections of links can be found e.g. here or here. The direct links below are the ones the author finds the most useful.

For learning how to write devanāgarī: Avashy Hindi Script Tutor.

For typing devanāgarī: the CIS was written using Adobe Devanagari which was entered with the Heidelberg Input Solution.

For practising Sanskrit noun forms: The Sanskrit Declension Trainer. For various other Sanskrit language resources, go to

For looking up Sanskrit words: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries offers access to a large number of digitised dictionaries. This one is particularly user-friendly and works both from Sanskrit into English and vice versa.

The pdfs of reference works mentioned in the CIS are here:
Whitney’s Sanskrit Grammar, Macdonell’s Sanskrit Grammar, Lanman’s Sanskrit Reader, Macdonell’s Vedic Reader.

Once your Sanskrit knowledge is more advanced and you want to look at more Sanskrit texts in the original, you may find the extensive text databanks at GRETIL and TITUS helpful. The Internet Sacred Text Archive has fewer texts, but offers translations for some.

Finally, the Indology websites offers a variety of resources; the mailing list it hosts links Indologists from all across the globe.

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