Request to Indologists

Dermot Killingley D.H.Killingley at NEWCASTLE.AC.UK
Fri Jun 4 10:03:38 UTC 1999

> Date:          Tue, 25 May 1999 03:37:00 GMT
> Reply-to:      Indology <INDOLOGY at LISTSERV.LIV.AC.UK>
> From:          uma deokar <latamahesh at HOTMAIL.COM>
> Subject:       Request to Indologists

Dear Uma,

Here is my reply to your questionnaire.
> 1. Name Dermot Killingley

>2. Age

>3. Nationality

>4. Educational Qualifications
BA (Oxford, in Latin, Greek and Sanskrit), PhD (London)

>5. Specialisation
Indian religion

>6. Present academic status
Reader in Hindu Studies, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

>7. How many years you are engaged in Sanskrit Studies ?

>8. Which Sanskrit - English dictionaries have you used ?
> Specify if any particular dictionary is used at particular stage of
> Sanskrit study - elementary, intermediate or advanced

Macdonell at elementary stage. Monier-Williams from intermediate
stage onwards. I have occasionally used Boehtlingk and Roth, and

>9. Which dictionary do you prefer ? Please state the reasons for the
> preference.

Monier-Williams, because I am used to it and I have my own copy, and
because the information is fairly full, including brief indication of
the type of literature, sometimes the author, and sometimes even the
text place, in which a usage occurs. But the information is not
always easy to find, and is usually not so full as in Boehtlingk and
Roth. Macdonell, which I also have, is useful if I want to find how a
word is used in the more limited range of literature which it covers,
or if I want to know what compound verbs are formed from a particular
root (e.g. gacchati, Agacchati, upagacchati etc.)

With best wishes,

Yours sincerely,

Dr Dermot Killingley (Reader in Hindu Studies)
Department of Religious Studies,
University of Newcastle upon Tyne,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Tel: (0191) 222 6730. Fax: (0191) 222 5185

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