[INDOLOGY] Hidden Mūrtis: The Sanskrit Students of Radcliffe College

Audrey Truschke audrey.truschke at gmail.com
Sun Mar 24 14:13:24 EDT 2019


Dear List Members,

I would like to share that I have received an e-mail objecting to Prof.
Paturi's thank you. This objection - sent to myself, Prof. Paturi, and the
INDOLOGY governing committee - complains that such messages make the forum
"busy" and states "It is not necessary to inform the nearly 1000 other
members of the list that you are grateful to the author." I have been on
the INDOLOGY governing committee for several years, and I do not recall
having seen another similar objection for a single, short all-list response.

This is a chilling reminder of the bristling reactions engendered by
talking about  "inequalities of race and gender
<https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library/blog/hidden-murtis-sanskrit-students-radcliffe-college?fbclid=IwAR30WgKVv_ACuTQMXxLB9v3G6aeHFbjtYfV8OkRDG4CappEcTe0CT_pxfuA>"
that continue to feature in our discipline. One hopes that we might all
take a long look in the mirror and begin to heed Anand Venkatkrishnan's
call for moving beyond the "occlusion and absence" that condition the field
of Indology.

Audrey Truschke
Assistant Professor
Department of History
Rutgers University-Newark


On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 4:46 AM Nagaraj Paturi <nagarajpaturi at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Thanks for sharing this highly useful information.
>
> On Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 10:57 PM Audrey Truschke via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>
>> Dear Colleagues,
>>
>> I write to share this short blog post
>> <https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library/blog/hidden-murtis-sanskrit-students-radcliffe-college?fbclid=IwAR30WgKVv_ACuTQMXxLB9v3G6aeHFbjtYfV8OkRDG4CappEcTe0CT_pxfuA>,
>> by Anand Venkatkrishnan, on Radcliffe women who studied with Lanman in the
>> late 19th and early 20th centuries.
>>
>> I strongly recommend reading until the end - the final paragraph deserves
>> your attention.
>>
>> Audrey Truschke
>> Assistant Professor
>> Department of History
>> Rutgers University-Newark
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>
> --
> Nagaraj Paturi
>
> Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.
>
>
> Director,  Inter-Gurukula-University Centre for Indic Knowledge Systems.
> BoS, MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune, Maharashtra
>
> BoS, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Veliyanad, Kerala
>
> Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies
>
> FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,
>
> (Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA )
>
>
>
>
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