Namaskar and Nationalism

Matthew Kapstein mkapstei at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Fri May 9 05:14:21 EDT 2003


For what it's worth, 'salaam' was sufficiently
universal in pre-independence India
so that we find in colloquial Tibetan the idiom
'salaam byed,' 'to do salaam,' meaning roughly
'to greet a foreigner'.

Matthew Kapstein



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