SKTJLBS at srv0.arts.ed.ac.uk
Thu Feb 27 13:12:20 UTC 1997
The latest posting that I have seen illustrates perfectly the point about the
irrelevance of nationality. Lance Cousins refers to me -- and we have known each
other for years -- as a Scottish scholar. I have been domiciled in Scotland for over
thirty years but I am English by birth. In fact, I try to avoid accepting a national
identity, since 'British' sound so awkward in speech (though alright for official
documents) and no one believes in European, which is how I would prefer to describe
myself, since for me the cultural dimension is the most important one.
Incidentally, I believe that I was put on the mailing list for Professor Schlingloff's
booklet after attending a meeting of the Deutsche Orientalistentag and have found it
helpful in maintaining the contacts made then.
Dr J. L. Brockington
Department of Sanskrit
University of Edinburgh
7 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh EH8 9LW U.K.
tel: +31 650 4174
fax: +31 650 6804
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