neo-Orientalism (ii)

Subrahmanya S. subrahmanyas at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 31 01:01:13 UTC 2000

<Zydenbos wrote.>
>...... Anyone who today still
>whines about Indological studies because of something that
>somebody with,let us say, over-enthusiastic ideas about
>something said more than a hundred years ago, is laughable.

No one is complaining about Muller or what people of his era
If you have noticed the complaint is about nonsense like
'vedic tanks' and efforts at cooking up textual evidence
to show 'pregnant memory' of a Aryan migration into

IMHO, concepts such as Orientalism or Neo-orientalism
are not needed - it can be attributed to simple petty
prejudice and a self serving need of entrenched academics
to see that previous papers/books do not become redundant.

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