Indology and "the disastrous ideology of the 'pure Aryan race'"

Jan E.M. Houben j_e_m_houben at YAHOO.COM
Fri Jan 5 11:19:49 UTC 2007

Dear Reinhold,
As for the proposed discussion, since you are
preparing a BOOK on this topic I propose you
FINISH THAT FIRST and I will write a review of
it. Anyway, before or after my coming travels I
don't expect to have anything to add to what I
have stated and published in the mentioned
articles (but apparently you are not interested
in reading those articles because you are too
much attached to your own construct of my
position on the basis of a brief citation from my
conference report). Moreover, most list-members
may not yet have read your article on Indology
and genocide, so I wonder whether a
list-discussion will be very useful now. In the
mean time I will try to get hold of the thesis
which was recently reported to have been defended
in Aix-Marseille with the title "L'extension
anthropologique de la philologie : histoire des
études sanscrites en Allemagne (1808-1914) by
Pascale Rabault-Feuerhahn." 
As for your request for my comments, in order not
to burden the list with a repetition, the mail I
sent yesterday to the list starts "With "few
years ago" you are really referring to
my report of the DMG meeting in 1995, more than
TEN years ago? 
It follows below. ... " If it did not reach you,
it is available in the archive. 
Best, JH

--- gruenendahl
<gruenen at MAIL.SUB.UNI-GOETTINGEN.DE> wrote:

> On 5 Jan 2007 at 0:48, Jan E.M. Houben wrote:
> > Good morning, Reinhold,
> > See my previous comments on that memorable
> > meeting in Leipzig, and why I referred to the
> > mentioned issues of ZDMG ... My position is
> clear
> > to those who take the time to read my
> previous
> > mails on Making the Argument for Sanskrit. I
> have
> > no further comments to add at this moment,
> and
> > still a lot of homework to do among which,
> yes,
> > also writing to the Berlin authorities --
> rest
> > assured, in my letters to them I will not
> refer
> > to the sensitive period in
> > German-European-International indology.
> > Cheers,
> > JH
> Good morning, Jan,
> please bear with my ignorance, but which
> "previous comment" did you have in
> mind?
> Regards
> Reinhold
> Dr. Reinhold Gruenendahl
> Niedersaechsische Staats- und
> Universitaetsbibliothek
> Fachreferat sued- und suedostasiatische
> Philologien
> (Dept. of Indology)
> 37070 Göttingen, Germany
> Tel (+49) (0)5 51 / 39 52 83
> Fax (+49) (0)5 51 / 39 23 61
> gruenen at
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> Texts in Indian Languages

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