Again, SANSKRIT broadcasts + M.Muller

Jan E.M. Houben jhouben at RULLET.LEIDENUNIV.NL
Wed Jun 28 09:19:53 UTC 2000

The statements on the web site of the Deutsche Welle: regarding the history of their
Sanskrit radio broadcast
 -- worldwide first in Germany in 1966(!); next, after questions on this in
Indian parliament, also in India --
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.
(2) Who -- some German Indologist, I assume, but which one -- was
instrumental in getting a Sanskrit broadcast on the German radio in 1966?
Jan E.M. Houben,
Research Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences,
Kern Institute, Leiden University,
P.O. Box 9515, NL-2300 RA   Leiden
jhouben at RULLET.LeidenUniv.NL
-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Witzel <witzel at FAS.HARVARD.EDU>
Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2000 4:08 AM
Subject: Again, SANSKRIT broadcasts + M.Muller

>Listened to  the  Skt. broadcast  of Deutsche Welle/Cologne's today.

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