Author: Vasudeo Govind Apte
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788120801523
There are in existence no doubt excellent Sanskrit-English dictionaries compiled by eminent scholars like Monier Williams, H.H. Wilson, V.S. Apte and L.R. Vaidya, but their bulkiness and cost prohibit a large number of users from enjoying and advantage so necessary in their study of Sanskrit.
The author has endeavoured to keep out all those Sanskrit words, which are hardly, if ever, used in ordinary text-books used by students and in order to secure compactness, he had often eschewing all technicalities as well as words which even an ordinary intelligence and common sense told every students to be simple derivatives of some given word. Thus he has been able to reduce the bulk of the dictionary without compromising its usefulness.