Sanskrit in the Low Countries (was Re: bookshops...)

Jacob Baltuch jacob.baltuch at EURONET.BE
Mon Jul 13 19:37:36 UTC 1998

Robert Zydenbos wrote:

>You should realise that the Dutch government decided years ago that
>Indology is not important any more [...] so now the Univ. of Leiden
>alone has to hold up the flag of Dutch Indology.

In Belgium only two universities still teach Sanskrit, Ghent and Liège.

There was a time when some simple secondary school teachers in Belgium
could produce Sanskrit translations ("Cakuntala", trad. par Frans De
Ville, Office de Publicité, Bruxelles, 1943).

One Indology dept per 7 million people in Belgium & the Netherlands.

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