MITSVS recently hosted the release function of the book “Travelogue: An Illustrative Pocket Compendium of Words from Sanskrit to English”, authored by Shri Madhukar Laxmanshastri Joshi and edited by Shanti Boyle. The book was inaugurated by Dr. Ashok Joshi, acclaimed innovator and high-tech entrepreneur, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, at Raj Kapoor Memorial Auditorium, MIT-ADT University, Loni Kalbhor, Pune on October 1st, 2018.
It is widely known that many of the world’s languages have directly or indirectly evolved from Samskrit, the ancient (yet modern) language of India. This book beautifully captures the ancient and modern travel of words from India to England. It features the travel of words in Samskrit through major Indo-European languages. For instance, it is interesting to note the Samskrit “pitru”, Latin “pater”, Spanish “padre” and English “father”. Similar is the case of the numbers two (Samskrit – dwi), three (Samskrit – tri) and five (Samskrit – panch).