Sanskrit love poem


तव प्रतिमादर्शे


त्वरस्व सा नष्टा भवेत्तु

सांतिमा मम "त्वामनुरजामि"!

Translated into Sanskrit by Kiran Paranjape


A transliteration

tv prtimaadrshe


tvrsv saa nstaa bhvettu

saantimaa mm "tvaamnurjaami"!

तव प्रतिमादर्शे  ममोत्तमकवितास्ति  त्वरस्व सा नष्टा भवेत्तु  सांतिमा मम त्वामनुरजामि!Turn
Original version
Poem the mirror

A literate Indian woman

You are a literate Indian woman, you have all the diplomas, your pass your daytime to write and to read. It is in a book in Sanskrit that one day in finding me, that you will become aware of your image. And you will say to yourself: "I have forgot to love, the literary refuge was easier, henceforth I shall ally the two, I am a woman and I open myself to you!".

Sanskrit language and literature

There is no special script for Sanskrit, which can use scripts from various languages. The love poem translated into Sanskrit (Indo-European language of 15 million people). This language, once spoken in the Indian subcontinent, remains the language of the elite, of culture, and of religious texts. Brought to India in the 2nd millenium BC, sanskrit means refined, perfected gave a rise to the Prakrit (common language), which in turn gave rise to the modern Indian languages hindi bengali sinhala etc..

Its in the 18th that the striking similarity of sanskrit to latin and greek was noted. In 1786 William Jones understand that these 3 languages must have a common source. This was the beginning of the inter relationship of all indo european languages and the beginning of the modern comparative linguistics. There is an important tradition of poetry written in Sanskrit. My little poem was well worth to be in this Indo-Aryan language that one finds in India and Nepal. Sanskrit is essensially a learned language, its status is comparable to that of Latin in medieval europe.

Towards the 6th century. The Indian grammarians fix the language and give it a regular and logical form, it is the period of classical Sanskrit. Epic Sanskrit, the language of the Hindu epics, is posterior to the Vedic language, but more archaic than classical Sanskrit. Under the influence of the Gupta emperors develops little by little a courtly and very ornate poetry. Buddhism and Jainism have their own literature in Sanskrit. It includes lyrical poems such as the Sattasai of King Hala, plays or poetic texts in the kavya style, such as the Gaudavaha of Vakpatiraja, and the poetic and dramatic work of Rajasekhara.

Neighboring languages
Oriya poem - Bengali poem - Hindi poem
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