The Mother Tongue

Although philologists have grandstanded Sanskrit, devotees have a different vision. The new Concise Oxford Dictionary is said to have over 900 entries that give Hindi or Sanskrit as the origin of an English word. Here’s a “Prabhupada said,” from the 10th of November, 1975 in Mumbai: [excerpt:] Dr. Patel: …that man, and then Krodha Maharaja knew that this man would be perhaps hanged by the officials. So the engineer… [break] He was smuggled into Africa. And there, in Africa, he learned Bengali by himself, reading book. And he was Bengali scholar. [break] Prabhupada: He was professor of Presidents’ College, Calcutta. Their opinion is Sanskrit is the mother of all languages.