Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Fri Apr 29 15:49:30 UTC 2022

Hearty congratulations, Anne! Well deserved honor.


Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies
Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India

[Residence: Campbell, California, USA]

On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 8:12 AM Olivelle, J P via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear Friends:
> Delighted to inform all of you that our friend and colleagues Anne
> Feldhaus was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a
> distinct and well-deserved honor.
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> With best wishes,
> Patrick Olivelle
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