[INDOLOGY] Read the Sanskrit texts: Why both Rajiv Malhotra and his critics are wrong about plagiarism

Howard Resnick hr at ivs.edu
Sat Jul 25 05:14:33 EDT 2015


Please note that in this article, Gurevitch cites the first explicit statement against plagiarism from a 10th century work by Somadeva Suri. That is fairly late in the history of Sanskrit literature. Does this suggest that for thousands of years before, attitudes were different?

Howard

> On Jul 25, 2015, at 10:34 AM, Dr. Debabrata Chakrabarti <dchakra at hotmail.de> wrote:
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> WAR ABOUT WORDS <http://scroll.in/tags/38807/war-about-words>
> Read the Sanskrit texts: Why both Rajiv Malhotra and his critics are wrong about plagiarism
> The West doesn't have a copyright on proper attribution. Here's what Sanskrit commentators and anthologists have to say on the subject.
> Eric M Gurevitch <http://scroll.in/authors/2343>  · Today · 09:15 am
> http://scroll.in/article/743119/rajiv-malhotra-and-his-critics-are-both-wrong-sanskrit-texts-considered-plagiarism-a-crime <http://scroll.in/article/743119/rajiv-malhotra-and-his-critics-are-both-wrong-sanskrit-texts-considered-plagiarism-a-crime>
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