[INDOLOGY] Meru, the Sanskrit-speaking crocodile

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Mon Dec 12 15:50:51 UTC 2016

Thanks to all those who sent me messages of congratulating Meru, my
grandson.  His one Sanskrit sentence as a crocodile in the drama, as he
told me on phone, was: मम चर्मण: बहुद्रव्याणि भवन्ति.  Different children
had roles of different animals, each claiming to be superior, and objecting
to the claims of other animals.  In the few seconds of video I have seen,
after the crocodile says the above sentence, another character comes
forward and says: किन्तु भवान् गिरति.  Clearly, the children had a lot of
fun, and Meru was excited after his performance, saying "I did a great

Madhav Deshpande

On Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 9:31 AM, Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at umich.edu> wrote:

> Here is the next generation of Sanskrit-lovers in my family.  My grandson,
> Meru (7 years old), is acting today as a Sanskrit-speaking crocodile in a
> drama organized by the Palo Alto (California) branch of Samskrita Bharati.
> I hopes he keeps up his interest.  He can have my Sanskrit library.
> Madhav Deshpande
> Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

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