Adheesh Sathaye adheesh1 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 17 16:36:01 UTC 2017

Dear Colleagues, 

I suspect that this seemingly suspicious message is a result of how Dr. Das has forwarded a previous email, and how Prof. Tieken’s mail software has interpreted the forwarded message, as an attached file rather than text. For me, and I suspect for others on the list, there was no file attached to Dr. Das’s email, but rather the email consisted in the following straightforward text message:

> From: alakendu das via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info>
> Date: July 14, 2017 at 03.47.11 PDT
> To: <indology at list.indology.info>
> Reply-To: alakendu das <mailmealakendudas at rediffmail.com>
> While going through Bhamati ,I came across the folllowing argument from the Purvapakshi-
> अथ याद आसंधिग्डम अप्रोईओजनम प्रेक्षवाद प्रतिपीतसा गोचरा.
> If anybody can help me with the implication of the word 'प्रेक्षवाद प्रतिपीतसा गोचरा.

So, while what Prof. Kapstein proposes is indeed sensible as a general rule, in this case there does not appear to be any intentional violation of Indology policies or etiquette on the part of Dr. Das, aside from the improper usage of all-caps in the title, which is discouraged to avoid the appearance of shouting. Still, it is an open question as to why a forwarded email should appear as an attachment for some users and as embedded quotation for others, and how it might be solved. It is something that might be worth a closer look by the managing committee, though I cannot guarantee that we can find a solution. 

Best wishes,

Dr. Adheesh Sathaye
Dept. of Asian Studies
University of British Columbia
408-1871 West Mall
Vancouver BC CANADA V6T1Z2
adheesh at mail.ubc.ca 


> On Jul 17, 2017, at 02.53, Tieken, H.J.H. via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> Dear all – and especially the moderators of the list,
> I am in general hesitant to open attachments, especially when its content has not been clearly specified – as is the case in Akalendu's message, and there have been more. All we get here is "Bhamati". I am curious to know if the Indology List has a policy in this matter? Or am I the only one who makes a point of it?
> Best, Herman
> Herman Tieken
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> 2515 BP Den Haag
> The Netherlands
> 00 31 (0)70 2208127
> website: hermantieken.com
> Van: INDOLOGY [indology-bounces at list.indology.info] namens alakendu das via INDOLOGY [indology at list.indology.info]
> Verzonden: maandag 17 juli 2017 10:33
> Aan: indology at list.indology.info
> Onderwerp: [INDOLOGY] Fw: BHAMATI
> Note: Forwarded message attached
> -- Original Message --
> From: alakendu das via INDOLOGY indology at list.indology.info
> To: indology at list.indology.info
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