Q: Westerners taking away manuscripts

Kishore Krshna kishore at mail.utexas.edu
Thu May 16 03:55:35 UTC 1996

At 01:23 AM 05/16/1996 BST, you wrote:
>Agehananda Bharati recounts somewhere that an Indian army officer  
>once claimed that Argentina got its name because Arjuna, the  
>Pandava, conquered South America!

I remember leafing through a book that used etymology to make similar
claims about the incas(?) - the author started with "machu" pichu which
is the city of steps (machu in tamil refers to steps) and went through
a whole bunch of words and grammar. I thought this was more wishful thinking
than anything else - but you never know:-) I later came across someone 
claiming that japanese/korean and tamil were related.

Kishore Krshna
kishore at mail.utexas.edu

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