[INDOLOGY] Tagore, Aurobindo, and Malhotra

Howard Resnick hr at ivs.edu
Fri Jul 31 09:35:53 UTC 2015


	I did not at all mean to attribute rage to you. I apologize if I gave that impression. We have seen some rage here, but not from you.


> On Jul 31, 2015, at 7:43 AM, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com <mailto:wujastyk at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Dear Howard,
> Through all of this, I haven't felt the slightest twinge of rage.  
> I consider Malhotra to be the one mainly manifesting emotions like that, and that's a big part of the problem.  What I enjoy and what I think helps, is quiet, slow, thoughtful discussion.  That's what's so disappointing about Malhotra.  It's impossible to have a reasonable exchange with him.  He raises some worthwhile points, and many points that could be rather easily proven to be untenable.  But he provides no space for rational discussion and changing of minds.
> The edifice of academic endeavour at least since Nalanda and later the Enlightenement can be viewed as an evolving machine by which humans change each others minds in a graceful manner.  If someone won't participate, or doesn't know how to, then they are at a huge disadvantage.  I'm afraid that's where Malhotra is.
> Best,
> Dominik

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