Ancient Sanskrit to be used to teach medicine and law in India

Sanskrit will be used to teach science, medicine and law at schools and universities across India under the latest bid to revive the ancient language by the country’s Hindu nationalist government.

A new committee has been charged with promoting the use of the classical language, which was once spoken across the Indian subcontinent but today has just 14,000 native speakers.

The committee has been asked to “recommend measures to integrate the study of the ancient language with other disciplines such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, medical science and law”, according to a report in the Indian Express newspaper.

Read more: The Telegraph

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