Sanskrit Knowledge Systems on the Eve of Colonialism

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Fri Feb 8 00:30:54 UTC 2002

On Thu, 7 Feb 2002, George Hart wrote:

> Sorry, Tim et al., but this is just not true -- there are works in Telugu,
> Kannada, Urdu, Bengali, Marathi, various kinds of Hindi, and even Tamil, and
> they vastly outnumber anything in Sanskrit.

How could you leave out Persian?!

As a participant of the project, I can say that we are very aware of the
kind of linguistic and epistemological plurality that George refers to.
I hope that people will be interested in the writing and ideas that come
out of this project, and not judge it merely by it's title. But it's a
good title, I think, and it manages to say something important, even if it
doesn't capture quite everything the project is about.


Dr Dominik Wujastyk
Wellcome Senior Research Fellow
Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL.

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