“India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all. “
Will Durant(The Case for India ) (1931)
Õ Language and common ancester
The comparision was extensive and included Celtic ( Irish ,Welsh) , Greek , Italic ( Latin ,Italian , Spanish , French ,Germanic (Germanic, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Old English , English), Slavic (Polish , Russian), Indic (Bengali) and Iranian ( persians). No one , no matter how untutored in the techniques of comparative phylology , could fail to see similarities between the diffrent languages in this list. Parson therefore concluded that the languages of Europe,Iran and India ,were all derived from a common ancester. (p-10)
In search of Indo -european By J.S.Mallory
Õ lanuage origin in Sanscrit…….
An oriantalist and jurist named Sir William Jones was the first to state this sort of thinking ,in a lecture to the Asiatick society on February 2 , 1786,and published two years later in Asiatick researches 1 .
“The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity ,is of a wonderful structure ; moreover perfact than the Greek , more copiuos than the Latin ,and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of the verbs and in the forms of Grammar, than cuold possibly have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no philologer could examine them all three, without believieng them to have sprung from some common source , which ,perhaps, no longer exist: there is a similar reason, though not quite so forcible , for suppossing that the Gothic and the Celtic , though blended with a very different idiom, had the same origin in Sanscrit; and the old Persian might be added to the same family , if these were the place for discussing any question concerning the antiquities of Persia.” (P- 9)
Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction
“A German poet. J. G. Harder (1744-1803) took an interast in ancient Sanskrit literature and introduced Kalidasa *s famous play Abhijnan Shakuntalam to fellow-poet. Goethe (1749-1832). That play was translated into German by George Forster (1764-94). Kalidasa s Sanskrit play won the admiration of the three Schlege) brothers of whom two were founders of modern Indological studies in Germany. In 1818 W. Von Schlegel was appointed the first professor of Sanskrit in Bonn University. Schlegel published a German edition of the Bhagawadgeeu in 1823 and of the Ramayan in 1829. Franz Bopp ‘s published view in 1816 that Sanskrit was closely related to Greek. Latin. Persian and Germanic languages caused surprise in European academic circles. ” (page -30)
WORLD VEDIC HERITAGE A HISTORY OF HISTORIES ( Volume II )
P. N. OAK Founder President Institute For Rewriting World History
“the great linguistic family , whose existence was thus established ,embraces seven european groups of languages – the hellenic , Italic , celtic , Teutonic, slavonic , Luthianic Or lettic and Albanian ; in fact t all existing languages of europe except Basque , Finnic, Magyar and Turkish.There are also closely related Asiatic groups: The Indic , containing f ourteen modern Indian languages derived from Sanskrit ; secondly ,the Iranic group ,comprising Zend , Persian , pustu or Afghan ,Baluchi , kurdish and Ossetic ; and thirly , the Armenian , which is intermidiate between Greek and Iranian .”(page-2)
The origin of the Aryans: an account of the prehistoric ethnology and … By Isaac Taylor