Here is a textbook of Sanskrit grammar whose popularity with teachers and students alike has been on increase since its first printing. In it the essentials of Sanskrit grammar are carefully organized in thirty selected lessons. Interest in lessons is added by quotations of vocabularies from original Sanskrit and the student is encouraged to read and memorize them. The lessons are followed by appendixes which are of no less interest. The inclusion of English-Sanskrit and Sanskrit-English glossaries is a special feature of the book. The reprint of A Rapid Sanskrit Method will be welcomed by the students as well as the teachers.
George L. Hart obtained his Ph.D. in Sanskrit and Indian Studies from Harvard University in 1970. He taught Sanskrit and Tamil at the University of Wisconsin for five years. At present he is Professor, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.