[INDOLOGY] On the Book: "On Meaning an Mantras: Essays in Honor of Frits Staal"

George Thompson gthomgt at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 22:29:24 UTC 2017

Dear List,

 Richard Payne has just informed me that the book "On Meaning and Mantras:
Essays in Honor of Frits Staal" in now listed on the UPH website, and is
now orderable there:


Best wishes,

George Thompson

On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 4:48 PM, George Thompson <gthomgt at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear List,
> For all of you who have informed me that the Staal Memorial volume is
> still not available on the UPH website, please take a deep breath, and let
> the press have some time to do what it has promised to do.  Richard Payne
> and I know that there is a warehouse in Hawaii that has stacks of the
> book.  I don't know what is wrong with UPH, but we have distributed two
> copies of the book to all of the contributors to it, and we have also sent
> gratis copies to Frits' family members.
> My understanding is that the book well be on sale at US$ 45.00.  It
> includes 32 articles and amounts to 642 pages.  This seems to me to a very
> reasonable price, for  a lot of good scholarship.  I am just as annoyed as
> everybody about this delay in the publication of this book, upon which I
> have worked for years.
> But I have a couple of copies of the book in hand here.  When you see this
> book, I think that you will like it.
> Richard has done an excellent job of producing this book.
> Sincerely,
> George Thompson
> On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 3:41 PM, George Thompson <gthomgt at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Dear List,
>> Thanks to Christophe Vielle, it has come to our attention that our book
>> in honor of Frits Staal, published by the Institute of Buddhist Studies
>> last year, has been difficult [or maybe impossible] to order online because
>> of problems with the website of the University Press of Hawaii, which
>> distributes it.  Christophe has informed  us that this press has no record
>> whatsoever of our book dedicated to Frits on their website.  This is a
>> shocking and dismaying thing.  Richard and I have worked very hard to
>> publish this book.  To learn now that the books are sitting in a warehouse
>> somewhere and that there is no means to order a copy is very frustrating
>> for us, who have labored so long on it.
>> In any case, Richard has assured me that this error has now been
>> corrected, and that ordering this book from the press should now be easy.
>> I edited this volume as an homage to a great Vedicist and a dear friend.
>> It is very disappointing to have learned about this delay in the book's
>> distribution.
>> With best wishes to all, and with  apologies for this delay,
>> George Thompson

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