India's Only Sanskrit Daily Paper 'Sudharma' Is Dying, No One Cares

K V Sampath Kumar, son and its editor of Varadaraja Iyengar, says that it has been a struggle to keep the newspaper going.

The only Sanskrit of the world, Sudharma is months from its 46th anniversary - if it can survive that long. The single sheet daily which has a circulation of 4,000 and covers news, politics, yoga, Vedas and culture.

K V Sampath Kumar, son and its editor of Varadaraja Iyengar, says that it has been a struggle to keep the newspaper going.

"The circulation is shrinking day by day as there's no support or encouragement in the authorities. It's a pity that the powers-that-be do not recognize the historical role of Sanskrit, which is now internationally recognized as a scientific and phonetically sound language," says Kumar.

"The circulation is shrinking day by day as there's no support or encouragement in the authorities. It's a pity that the powers-that-be does not recognize the historical role of Sanskrit, which is now internationally recognized as a scientific and phonetically sound language," says Kumar.

Disillusioned he may be, but not disheartened.

While it's a daily circulation of 4,000, it is e-paper has over one lakh readers, largely from Israel, and England. Germany Most of the subscribers is spiritual bodies, academia, and institutions. Even though India has 13 Sanskrit universities and Karnataka has 18 Sanskrit faculties, contributions are sparse.