gifts for Sanskrit teachers
ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Wed Jan 26 09:35:27 EST 2000
That's a difficult question, since there are issues of both tradition and
of personal taste involved. For what it's worth, I once gave my teacher,
V. B. Bhagavat, a basket of mangoes. He seemed pleased, but it was hard
to tell exactly how he felt, since he is a perfect gentleman. At other
times I gave him books which I thought he would find interesting (Lyons on
theoretical linguistics, etc.). Later I was able to fulfill a request by
him for microfilmed MSS at the India Office, and I think that was of more
real use to him.
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