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request for new section on western tampering of sanskrit[edit]

Iformation on how sanskrit was tweaked to suit Western colonial agender, a small write up of how the term "Arya" was changed by western indologist to gain a effort to estblish themself as the master of the natives and the sole creators of the indian scriptures, later this gave rise to hitler who titled him and all white men and women of european decent as the "Aryans".

Also Many indian scholars and european scholars such as Prof. Nicholas Kazanas of greece have made steps to asert that Avestan or Old Persian is Not older then the indian sanskrit, Thus sanskrit cannot be claimed as "a sub branch" under The old persian lingustic heritage.

Early sanskrit scholars such as Voltaire,Immanuel Kant,and Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel had a firm belief that essentially the idea that India was the Urheimat (origin) of (all Indo-European languages).

One more thing! Could we place a youtube video in the near future inside this page? i have a youtube video from a european sanskrit scholar who explians why sanskrit is much older then the Evestan, plus it all gives a nice speech to fill in some info on how the sanskrit words were misused by coloinalist to tiwts culture to suit the needs of the empire, two birds with one stone you could say. Also more info is actully written on this in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_India_theory — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.236.96.38 (talk) 08:43, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

For YouTube, a resounding "no." For your other points, we need author, work, and page number to take you seriously.HammerFilmFan (talk) 02:19, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Addressing citation style[edit]

Addressing the {{citation style|date=May 2014}} tag on top of the article. I will go over all the references, adding all available details about them (some were missing ISBN numbers, and editor/author are mixed up). I have restored 5 dead links with working url or archiveurl and updated several other. Please leave me a message if you catch a mistake! Thank you! --AmritasyaPutraT 02:53, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Done(diff). I will be doing further content cleanup and probably trimming of the bulk unreferenced content. Will do it after a few days gap. The article has very good references but at some places we have too much intricate details and there is a lack of continuity. --AmritasyaPutraT 09:09, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
@Dbachmann, Shreevatsa, OccultZone: I would like to prepare this article for GA. Copy-edit, cleanup and suggestions for improvement are requested/welcome! Shreevatsa had spotted some reference error, and OccultZone has filled in some references and cleaned up some sections. Face-smile.svg Thank you very much! --AmritasyaPutraT 09:57, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
If its about contributing, hardly anyone seemed to be working on this article for a while now. Other than the 18 unreferenced statements, there are some invisible codes. It may take some time to fix these numerous issues and its not gonna be hard. OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 09:51, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
@OccultZone: I did not understand about "invisible codes"? --AmritasyaPutraT 09:57, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
It is long to describe. Check Help:Wiki markup, look out if there are double spaces, they are not forbidden but it is better to not have them. Article has used some words of African and Norwegian, check if they can be interwikilinked. Sanskrit#Grammar has a number of words that have been unnecessarily boldfaced, check MOS:BOLD. Don't leave any important wikilinks, "St James Independent Schools" should be linked to St James Independent Schools. "Universities" and "Within other universities" can be merged into single section. OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 10:16, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
Fixed double spaces. Removed boldface in Sanskrit#Grammar. Wiki-linked St James Independent Schools, merged "Universities" and "Within other universities". I think the grammar section needs trimming. --AmritasyaPutraT 14:49, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Merge Sanskrit#Phonology and Sanskrit#Grammar sections from here into sanskrit grammar article[edit]

I think the bulk of Sanskrit#Phonology and Sanskrit#Grammar should be merged into sanskrit grammar article keeping all content and leaving only a small summary and appropriate pointers in this article. --AmritasyaPutraT 06:52, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

I will be doing the merge/move shortly. --AmritasyaPutraT 02:58, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
What do other language articles do? Take a look at English, Latin, etc. Shreevatsa (talk) 15:57, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I want to make this article consistent with the other language articles, they have small sections on phonology and grammar. Here we also have a (imo deserving) separate article on Sanskrit Grammar which they don't have! --AmritasyaPutraT 16:16, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
Great then. :-) I too think that overly big grammar sections are not of general interest to most readers of the article, so it's enough to keep them minimal in the language articles. Shreevatsa (talk) 16:40, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
@Shreevatsa: hope you are doing well, can you help by moving the section? It is little tricky and I am spending little time on wiki and more time with books off-wiki. Face-smile.svg. --AmritasyaPutraT 07:34, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
I have begin a move/merge without loosing any content/reference. Will need copyedit to fit in. --AmritasyaPutraT 09:49, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
Added 8-10 references and removed two chunk of unreferenced fluff, which are more suited on respective specific topic pages. --AmritasyaPutraT 14:48, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Do you have any source for saying that Sanskrit traces its linguistic ancestry back to Proto-Indo-Iranian and Proto-Indo-European? I only knew the similarities with Greek, Latin. Article is not describing the Proto Indo thing, except a few words on leading paragraph. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lorstaking (talkcontribs) 08:32, 3 March 2015 (UTC)