Prof. Dr. Robert J. Zydenbos zydenbos at UNI-MUENCHEN.DE
Mon Feb 1 13:36:18 UTC 2010

Op 31.01.2010, om 09:26 heeft James Hartzell het volgende geschreven:

> Not sure whether colleagues are conversant with this Sanskrit  
> Wikipedia link
> (, and what the consensus opinion is;  from a very  
> brief
> look it appears only short articles for some entries, some partly in  
> Hindi.
> It might be a good venü for centralizing links for Sanskrit digital
> documents, audio recordings, videos, university websites, etc.
> It was started last week by a team of Samskrita Bharati volunteers in
> Bangalore

Not quite: the _Academy_ had its first meeting a week ago. The  
Sanskrit Wikipedia is much older (I know, because I've written in it  
and corrected a bit of the sometimes embarrassingly poor Sanskrit  
too). I find the idea of a Sanskrit Wikipedia very sympathetic, but  
till now the quality both of language and of content leaves a thing or  
two to be desired. The fact that much of the information provided on  
the Wikipedia pages about the Sanskrit Wikipedia is not in Sanskrit,  
but in Hindi (why?...), is food for thought. (So let's help and do  
something about it! we who call ourselves Sanskritists!)

> additionally, we might think of starting some pages on  

Nothing against that, but -- we also have our very own Wiki, started by Dominik some time back. He seems to  
be the only person who has written a real article in it till now (I  
must hang my head in shame and confess I didn't get much further yet  
than extending the frame for 
  - but I am working on something to upload. Really).

Prof. Dr. Robert J. Zydenbos
Department für Asienstudien - Institut für Indologie und Tibetologie
Universität München
Tel. (+49-89-) 2180-5782
Fax  (+49-89-) 2180-5827

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