[INDOLOGY] help with a name

Jonathan Silk kauzeya at gmail.com
Fri Feb 28 04:23:05 EST 2020


Dear Colleagues
It is now pretty clear that I have inadvertently stirred up a mare's nest
(can one stir up such a thing? Not sure about my metaphor here).
I've passed on your advice to my colleague, and now it's his problem!
I can say at the same time however that as general editor of the Brill's
Encyclopedia of Buddhism we face such challenges more and more; it is our
intention to create what they call an "authorities database" in which
everything cited by the project is standardized, but of course as most of
you know, this is much easier said than done!

Very best, and wishing everyone health, Jonathan

On Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 10:12 AM Tran, Phong via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear Jonathan,
>
>
>
> In the Library of Congress database, the heading (or access point) for Har
> Dayal had been entered in inverted order, as “Dayal, Har”. This was a
> legacy practice that is no longer in accordance with current cataloging
> practice for Indic names. We have now re-evaluated the heading and revised
> our records as following:
>
>
>
> Main entry:        Har Dayal, Lala, 1884-1939
>
> Variant forms:   Dayal, Har, 1884-1939
>
>                                 Dayal, Har, Lala, 1884-1939
>
>                                 Haradiāla, Lala, 1884-1939
>
>                                 Hardayal, Lala, 1884-1939
>
>                                 Har Dayal Singh Mathur, Lala, 1884-1939
>
>                                 Mathur, Har Dayal Singh, Lala, 1884-1939
>
>
>
> FYI, we are treating “Lala” as an honorific.
>
>
>
> Thanks and regards,
>
>
>
> Phong Tran
>
> Deputy Director
>
> Library of Congress Office
>
> New Delhi, India
>
> ptra at loc.gov
>
>
>
> *From:* INDOLOGY [mailto:indology-bounces at list.indology.info] *On Behalf
> Of *Jonathan Silk via INDOLOGY
> *Sent:* Thursday, February 27, 2020 14:59
> *To:* Indology <indology at list.indology.info>
> *Subject:* [INDOLOGY] help with a name
>
>
>
> 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
>
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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
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