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Language and love: The story of India’s oldest surviving Sanskrit newspaper
There are many trees in the wood, but once upon a time, there was just one. Today it takes a lot of work to keep that old tree standing. And that work is, above all else, a labor of love, an attempt to live in a language that is ‘dead’.
“There are more than a hundred publications in Sanskrit in India today. Sudharma is India’s oldest surviving Sanskrit daily but it’s a drain on its owners’ resources – and it has had to beat many odds to survive over the years.” So says Nagaraja Rao, the soft-spoken, silver-haired 75-year-old Sanskrit scholar and chief editor of Sudharma.