Re: [INDOLOGY] Kālacakra etexts?

David and Nancy Reigle dnreigle at
Sat Apr 11 03:25:03 UTC 2020

Dear Madhav,

Nice anecdote about Pandit Jagannatha Upadhyaya giving a talk in Sanskrit
at the University of Michigan and you translating it for the audience. I
just found in his Academic Profile published in *Śramaṇa Vidyā: Studies in
Buddhism, Prof. Jagannath Upadhyaya Commemoration Volume* (1987), that the
title of this talk was: "Importance of Buddhism in Indological Studies." I
wonder if his talk and your translation of it was recorded. If so, I would
love to hear it.

He also gave a talk in Sanskrit at University of California, Berkeley.
Robert Goldman translated it for the audience. It was recorded and was (is
still?) available from the Language Lab there. He spoke slowly and clearly;
a joy to listen to for those (like me) who are not accustomed to spoken

I personally feel much admiration for him, and have much appreciation for
what he did. It was he who undertook and launched the project to publish
the great *Vimalaprabhā* commentary on the *Kālacakra-tantra*. The editor
of his commemoration volume, N. H. Samtani, called him the first Bauddha Ācārya
of modern India ("In Memorium").

Best regards,

David Reigle
Colorado, U.S.A.

On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 1:29 PM Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at> wrote:

> Dear David,
>      Your scan of the edition by Jagannatha Upadhyaya triggered my memory
> of his visit to the University of Michigan probably sometime in the 1980s.
> He gave a talk in Sanskrit and I translated it into English for the
> audience.  Best,
> Madhav
> Madhav M. Deshpande
> Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
> University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
> Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies
> [Residence: Campbell, California, USA]

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