By Sir Monier Monier-Williams, Professor E. Leuman, Professor C. Cappeller and other scholars
The 1st challenge humans appear to be having with this recognized dictionary is that a number of the newer reprints of the unique Clarendon Press version (especially the Indian ones) are bodily of very terrible caliber: not just are they poorly published on inferior paper, yet in addition they include a shoddy binding that's simply not likely to face as much as one of these dealing with a heavy dictionary will get. Books reminiscent of this (and there are various being released this day) appear to me virtually to were intentionally designed to self-destruct after minimum use.
The in simple terms approach to this challenge isn't really to shop for a later reprint within the first position. as a substitute, search for a used replica of the sooner UK-produced Clarendon Press version. This used to be well-printed on caliber paper, stitched in order that it opens flat with no the backbone cracking, and sure in a sturdy textile. while you're fortunate sufficient to discover this sort of you'll be getting a true booklet that may be a excitement to deal with and may withstand a long time of heavy use.
The moment challenge that a few humans run into is that the dictionary itself can, due to its association, be tricky to take advantage of. a great approach to this challenge has been supplied by means of Charles Wikner in his 'A sensible Sanskrit Introductory' (1996).
This is a wonderful and intensely valuable 146-page Sanskrit instructional in 15 classes which, in addition to educating Sanskrit pronunciation, Devanagari, and a few uncomplicated ideas, has additionally been designed, as Wikner says, "to carry the English-speaking scholar who understands not anything of Sanskrit to the extent the place he can intelligently [use] Monier-Williams' dictionary."
He explains that classes 12-14 "penetrate Monier-Williams' dictionary via its 4 degrees of alphabetical order, and recommend techniques for locating tough words." After learning those 3 classes, clients should not have any extra hassle with the dictionary; in truth, it is going to turn into a true excitement to use.
The writer has generously made his e-book freely to be had and it may be downloaded from: http://sanskritdocuments.org/learning_tutorial_wikner/index.html