[INDOLOGY] Tagore, Aurobindo, and Malhotra

Richard Mahoney r.mahoney at indica-et-buddhica.org
Tue Jul 28 06:11:27 UTC 2015

On 28/07/15 17:12, Geoffrey Samuel wrote:
> There is perhaps a distinction between being a spiritual practitioner
> and being an advocate. But in my experience neither excludes genuine
> scholarship, and I would regret it if people such as Howard were to
> feel they had to withdraw from the list. We need a plurality of
> perspectives.
> In any case, I suspect there are quite a few people on the list who 
> would have to withdraw if that criterion were applied 
> systematically.
> The level of rhetorical aggression displayed on the list over the 
> last few days seems to me both inappropriate and thoroughly 
> uncollegial.

Agreed -- and apart from finding all of this incomprehensible -- I've
also been wondering about the extent to which historiography is being
included in undergrad courses.


Richard Mahoney

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