Once sir William Johns was Kolkata’s judge. He was fond of study and learning new languages since childhood. When he came to India he wanted to learn Sanskrit but nobody agreed to teach him.
One day a priest kept some conditions and decided to teach him Sanskrit. The condition was that there should be two chairs and one table in the class room. The class room should be cleaned every day.
He should leave eating meat. He should make arrangements of the mat of priest. In the beginning Sir Johns had some problems he knew some Hindi words only and did not knew a single words of English. But in few days the priest saw sir William’s hard work, care and interest and felt very happy. After the hard work of one year he became intelligent in Sanskrit. He translated the very famous Sanskrit play ‘ Abhigyan Shakuntalam’ to English.