Kuppuswami Sastri Institute facing a financial deficit

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at GMAIL.COM
Thu Apr 5 09:40:26 UTC 2012

Dear George,

A support fund such as you suggest would be grand.

It would take negotiation with the leaders at the KSSRI, of course, and a
knowledge of what they actually may get from the government.

I don't mean to be fanciful in suggesting also that modern crowd-funding
could be relevant here.  If the KSSRI (or one of us speaking for the
institution) could frame something that looked like a finite project, then
it could be put up on Kickstarter <http://www.kickstarter.com/>.  We could
circulate this funding opportunity here in the INDOLOGY list, so that those
willing and able from our community could put something in the pot.  Using
Kickstarter would give a clear framework for the funding, which would be

On 4 April 2012 16:00, George Cardona <cardonagj at verizon.net> wrote:

> This is very distressing. I have had fruitful contact with the institute
> since the mid 1960's, and have lectured there on several occasions.  Their
> scholarly enterprise and hospitality merit the strongest efforts to
> maintain this valuable institute.  Is it possible for a fund to be set up
> with contributions from scholars in India and elsewhere?  George
> On Apr 4, 2012, at 3:51 AM, Dominik Wujastyk wrote:
> http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-04-03/chennai/31280618_1_rashtriya-sanskrit-sansthan-renowned-sanskrit-scholar-ancient-language
> --
> Dr Dominik Wujastyk
> Department of South Asia, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies,
> University of Vienna,
> Spitalgasse 2-4, Courtyard 2, Entrance 2.1
> 1090 Vienna
> Austria

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