Q: Westerners taking away manuscripts

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at ucl.ac.uk
Thu May 16 10:13:39 UTC 1996

On Wed, 15 May 1996, Ganesan wrote:
> I would very much like to hear
> any other variants of this folklore. Any written accounts??

With many others, I am sure, I have several times heard the tale that the
German acquisition of the vedas (or veda manuscripts) from India was the
reason for the German "economic miracle".

I have generally supposed that this story is based on the fact that Max
Muller -- often perceived as a German -- was the first editor of the RV.

Dominik Wujastyk

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