Developed by Vyaas Houston, M.A., Director of ASI, through beautiful and logical language maps, the Sanskrit Atlas along with its companion Atlas Courses can give you, in a matter of months, a grasp of Sanskrit that was never before possible, even with years of study. With the stunning visuals of Sanskrit Atlas 1.0, the whole of the working grammar is laid out in a way that has never been seen before:
- 43 large format color pages (16" x 9") in a 6 ring upright flip chart binder
- 33 color-coded tab dividers covering everything from sandhi to compounds
- includes one Atlas Course
For the first time Sanskrit can be viewed and accessed easily. This system, as a follow-up to our Immersion Courses, or in combination with Sanskrit by CD whose lessons are cross referenced to the Atlas will rapidly expand your grasp of Sanskrit.
The Sanskrit Atlas maps all the essentials of Sanskrit through a color tab system that helps you to quickly find any element of grammar from noun or verb endings to sandhi—the blending of sounds, prefixes, compounds and indeclineables. Used in conjunction with audio CDs from the Courses, you'll understand in clear detail all the elements of correctly interpreting a verse or sutra with a far richer grasp of its subtleties.
Every time you see a detail, it's in the context of a map or overview. Seeing the same details in the same place again and again creates an intimate knowledge of the essentials and gradual familiarity with the fine points. The instruction on the Atlas Course CD by Vyaas Houston guides the listener through the mapping of each verse. CDs also provide ample repetition through chanting to gain familiarity with the text.
Ultimately the Atlas provides an ongoing memory system in which every detail of the working grammar of Sanskrit has its own place on one of 43 unique language maps that provide a simple and aesthetic organization for all that you've learned.