[INDOLOGY] Fwd: Suggestions for improving services of Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Deepro Chakraborty chakrabortydeepro at gmail.com
Sun Feb 18 01:12:57 UTC 2018

Dear Prof. Wujastyk,

Thank you so much for your comments. I am forwarding it to the authority.


On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 5:36 PM, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com>

> Dear Deepro,
> I did not know about the AS's "30%" rule.  Administrative slowness is one
> thing, but the 30% rule is simply unacceptable.  No professional library
> outside India has such a policy, as far as I know.  And it is clearly an
> attack on academic freedom.  The 30% rule prevents the true growth of
> knowledge, which has always been the main mission of the Asiatic Society.
> The managers of the AS need to understand that their manuscripts only have
> value when a scholar studies them.  If they lie unread on the shelf, they
> are dead.  The super-human efforts made by the great pandits and manuscript
> scribes of the past to pass their wisdom to us today is being blocked by
> this unacceptable limitation.
> Best,
> Dominik
>> --
> Professor Dominik Wujastyk <http://ualberta.academia.edu/DominikWujastyk>
> ​,​
> Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity
> ​,​
> Department of History and Classics
> <http://historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/>
> ​,​
> University of Alberta, Canada
> ​.​
> South Asia at the U of A:
> ​sas.ualberta.ca​
> ​​

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