Language of the Gods

Echoes Of India: A History Podcast

Apr 3 2019 • 18 mins

How did Sanskrit become a language of power and knowledge, patronized by everyone from kings to monks through half of Asia for a thousand years? This is the story of how the Guptas used its splendid syllables to turn language itself into masterful political messaging.

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