The Shabdalalpadruma is an encyclopaedic dictionary of Sanskrit words arranged in alphabetical order giving the etymological origin of words ccording to Paninian grammar. It gives their gender, various meanings and synonyms and
illustrates their syntactical usage. It also furnished the various connotations of each word using citations drawn from various authoritative sources such as the Veda, the Epic, the Upanishads, and the Puranas as well Sanskrit texts of Tantra, Ayurveda, music, art astrology, rhetoric and prosody. This renowned Sanskrit lexicon was compiled by a team of Bengali scholars let by Raja Radhakant Deb. Its first volume was published in 1822 while the last one was published in 1856. This classic Sanskrit dictionary and would lend authority and gravitas to any Indological library.