Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at
Tue Jul 16 22:09:18 UTC 1996

	The traditional word in Sanskrit for a playing ball is kanduka.  
It occurs frequently in Sanskrit dramas, e.g. Svapnavaasavadattam.  Now 
'basketball' would need a new coinage.  How is PiTakakandukam? I am sure 
the All India Radio broadcasters from Delhi who report the news in 
Sanskrit must have coined a term.  Any Delhi-wallahs on Indology?
	Madhav Deshpande 

On Tue, 16 Jul 1996, Jim Hartzell wrote:

> Could anyone suggest a good Sanskrit equivalent for the English word
> "basketball" ?  Or even a general equivalent for the term "ball" when
> used in sports.
> Much obliged
> James Hartzell
> jh at

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