Sanskrit *apud* Classics again...and Hindi??
pbilmo at deakin.edu.au
Thu Mar 16 06:26:12 UTC 1995
In Australia, Sanskrit is still taught in a minor way at the Australian
National University (even though the great Sanskrit scholars have all
retired and not been replaced, e.g. Professors de Jong, Rajapatirana, and
others). Hindi is also taught there, by Richard Barz and Yogendra Yadav.
Sanskrit is taught at La Trobe University (a major sequence within Asian
Languages); and jointly between Monash and Deakin Universities in Melbourne.
The University of Sydney is keeping a small Sanskrit class going as part
of the effort to revive courses in Indian studies/thought and culture.
But we are dying breed here, as the government and educational resource
providers look to South-east Asia for pragmatic/political gains and to
India or South Asia only for professional and market-driven
opportunities. Still, the legacy of the old Sanskritists and Indologists
and the success of the IXth World Sanskrit Conference has meant that the
devabhaas.aa will not vanish overnight.
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