Req: "dirty" words in Sanskrit

Mavis Fenn mfenn at mcmail.CIS.McMaster.CA
Mon Nov 4 04:59:45 UTC 1996

Just to follow up:

The complete reference is: //Laughing Matters: Comic Tradition in India// 
Lee Siegel. Delhi.Varanasi.Patna.Bangalore.Madras: Motilal Banarsidass, 1989.
First edition Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. L(ibrary) of 
C(ongress) PK2945.S54. ISBN 81-208-0548-8

Mavis L. Fenn, Ph.D
General Editor, Book Review Section
//The Journal of Buddhist Ethics//
mfenn at

On Sat, 2 Nov 1996, Anand Venkt Raman wrote:

> >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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