Re: [INDOLOGY] Tracing a verse in the Purāṇas

Matthew Kapstein mkapstei at
Tue May 9 07:15:03 UTC 2017

Dear Madhav and Christophe,

Undoubtably Hopkins consulted his colleague Karen Lang about the verse and reports her response
to his query. He is not referring to her published work. I have no idea why he is speaking of
"Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit" here at all. The Tibetan author, Dge-'dun-chos-'phel, spent considerable
time in India and was a fair Sanskritist. But Tibetan publications of his writings often introduce
errors into his Sanskrit citations. This hardly qualifies them as BHS.


Matthew Kapstein
Directeur d'études,
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
The University of Chicago

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