Again, SANSKRIT broadcasts + M.Muller
subrahmanyas at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 28 15:33:53 UTC 2000
>From: "Jan E.M. Houben" <jhouben at RULLET.LEIDENUNIV.NL>
>lead me to (1) a remark and (2) a question.
>(1) This would be a nice example of what the Austrian anthropologist
>Agehananda Bharati called "the pizza-effect": a cultural phenomenon is
>suddenly much more appreciated in its original country/environment if
>it receives attention and appreciation abroad.
I am not sure that the "pizza effect" is an accurate description.
Actually the aping by AIR is an example of socialist school of thinking that
was in power in India. A school totally incapable of independent thought.
I do not think that it is correct to say that Indians suddenly
became more appreciative of Sanskrit broadcasts. It is just that
the powers that be would not have allowed such a thing and
as usual they had to look over their shoulders to get approval
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