INDOLOGY FAQ. Re. Varanasi

Richard Hayes rhayes at UNM.EDU
Mon Feb 15 13:43:55 UTC 2010

On Feb 14, 2010, at 11:12 PM, Ashok Aklujkar wrote:

> To turn to other irritating things, "Hindi" and "Hindu," misspelling of
> "Gandhi" as "Ghandhi" or "Ghandi".

In some dialects of American English, the ones in which Ghandi is the preferred spelling, one also finds references to a fellow known as the Bhudda, sometimes known as the Buddah. I wish I were joking.

Richard Hayes
Department of Philosophy
MSC03 2140
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

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