[INDOLOGY] help with a name

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Thu Feb 27 10:50:08 EST 2020


Thanks, Arlo, for pointing to this difference.  Yes, Raghu Vira is a single
name with two parts without any family name.  I believe I have seen a
citation like "Chandra, Lokesh," but not "Vira, Raghu."  I don't know the
reasons, but would like to know more about how the Librarians generally
deal with these names.

Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies

[Residence: Campbell, California, USA]


On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 7:41 AM Arlo Griffiths via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Madhav: you seem to make no distinction between ‘normal’ North Indian
> names such as the ones for which you give examples, and the cases with
> which Jonathan starts (Lokesh Chandra, Raghu Vira) which I have understood
> to be Arya Samaji names (single Sanskrit compound words) without any
> patronymic/inherited element. I’d like to know more about Arya Samaji
> names, and I’d also love to see an explanation of the name Har Dayal.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Arlo Griffiths
>
> Envoyé de mon iPhone
>
> Le 27 févr. 2020 à 10:30, Jonathan Silk via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> a écrit :
>
> 
> Dear Colleagues
> A colleague asked me a question that, rather than rush an answer, has made
> me turn to your collective wisdom.
> I have been rather pedantic that Lokesh Chandra is one name, and thus not
> to be cited as Chandra, Lokesh. OK, I think this is completely correct
> (ditto for his father Ragu Vira, not Vira, Ragu).
> My colleague however has asked me about Har Dayal. Wikipedia tells me that
> his name is Lala Har Dayal Singh Mathur. OK, but in English at least he
> published under Har Dayal, so my colleague's question is whether the
> "family name" is Dayal, or Har Dayal, or as I interpret the question,
> whether we should put reference in a bibliography as Dayal, Har, or rather
> Har Dayal.
> Thank you for enlightening the ignorant!
>
> Jonathan
>
>
> --
> J. Silk
> Leiden University
> Leiden University Institute for Area Studies, LIAS
> Matthias de Vrieshof 3, Room 0.05b
> 2311 BZ Leiden
> The Netherlands
>
> copies of my publications may be found at
> https://leidenuniv.academia.edu/JASilk
> _______________________________________________
> INDOLOGY mailing list
> INDOLOGY at list.indology.info
> indology-owner at list.indology.info (messages to the list's managing
> committee)
> http://listinfo.indology.info (where you can change your list options or
> unsubscribe)
>
> _______________________________________________
> INDOLOGY mailing list
> INDOLOGY at list.indology.info
> indology-owner at list.indology.info (messages to the list's managing
> committee)
> http://listinfo.indology.info (where you can change your list options or
> unsubscribe)
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://list.indology.info/pipermail/indology_list.indology.info/attachments/20200227/f85f5591/attachment-0001.html>


More information about the INDOLOGY mailing list