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In China, a rediscovery of Sanskrit


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Almost two millennia after the language first came to China through Buddhist scriptures, a resurgence in Buddhist religious studies and recent discoveries of long-forgotten manuscripts in Tibet have sparked a revival of interest in the ancient language among Chinese scholars.

In this video, students in Beijing’s Peking University, a leading centre of Buddhist studies and manuscript research, chant verses at a class led by Satyavrat Shastri, one of India’s most renowned Sanskrit scholars, who is helping the school’s recently relaunched and fast-expanding Sanskrit programme.




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