rrocher at sas.upenn.edu
Thu Dec 2 08:50:50 EST 1993
Dominik Wujastyk wrote:
> Dear INDOLOGYists,
> I personally am quite interested in the political issues and arguments
> surrounding the Ayodhya events, the rise of the BJP, and opposition
> to it.
> However, when I negotiated with Liverpool University to found the
> INDOLOGY forum it was on the basis that the group would be a quiet,
> low-volume group for classically-oriented scholars of Indian languages,
> culture and history. The posting of long articles and reviews taken
> from contemporary publications, and concerning contemporary political
> issues, was not among the founding aims of INDOLOGY. Indeed, such
> discussions are positively welcomed in other forums like
> soc.culture.india, and INDOLOGY was created to provide an alternative
> forum which would not include such material.
> I have asked Dileep Karanth to continue his discussions about Ayodhya
> on a personal basis with those members of INDOLOGY who wish to participate.
> I hope that if you wish to debate these issues, which are certainly
> intersting and important, you will continue the discussion with Mr
> Karanth directly, or in soc.culture.india, or in some other forum
> created for the purpose.
> Many thanks,
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