[INDOLOGY] Statement Regarding the Murty Classical Library of India

Ananya Vajpeyi vajpeyi at csds.in
Tue Mar 5 11:14:51 UTC 2024

Dear Archana,

The statement you have shared with us is distressing, for the turmoil it
reveals behind the production of this stellar series, so important to all
scholars of India and South Asia (not just pre modernists and
philologists). While matters resolve themselves between the editors, the
translators, the press, the university and the endowment -- amicably and
constructively, it is to be hoped -- we would do well to revisit an
important prospectus by the founding general editor of the MCLI, Sheldon
Pollock, "What should a classical library of India be?"


However many volumes have been published in the past decade, they are but
the tip of the iceberg. Hoping fervently that all the concerned parties
will find a way to continue making available to present and future readers
the almost endless riches of India's multilingual textual archive in high
quality editions and translations.



On Mon, Mar 4, 2024 at 9:50 PM Archana Venkatesan via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear Respected Colleagues,
> With apologies for cross-posting, please see the attached communication
> from the former editors of the Murty Classical Library of India.
> Archana
> --
> *"When writers die they become books, which is, after all, not too bad an
> incarnation."*  Jorge Luis Borges
> Archana Venkatesan <https://archana.faculty.ucdavis.edu/> (
> archana.faculty.ucdavis.edu)
> Graduate Advisor, Graduate Program in the Study of Religion
> <https://religionsgrad.ucdavis.edu/> (2022-2024)
> *Professor, Religious Studies and Comparative Literature*
> Phone: 530-754-2821 (Office)
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*Ananya Vajpeyi*
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