Req: "dirty" words in Sanskrit

Anand Venkt Raman A.Raman at
Sat Nov 2 02:58:28 UTC 1996

>Sanskrit is a language in which only spiritual or religious ideas can be 
>expressed, I quickly assured her that it did have some such vocabulary. 
>When asked for an example, I was stumped, red-faced and ashamed of my 
>ignorance. Any suggestions will be most appreciated.

Siegel, L, Laughing matters, the comic tradition in India, University of
Chicago Press has many such words, some very innovative.  It also makes
good reading, like his other works.  It could be University of Hawaii press.
If you can't find the book by title or author search, I will be glad to
dig up the exact reference for you.

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