[INDOLOGY] The study of Sanskrit as the epitome of uselessness

James Hartzell james.hartzell at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 13:50:41 EDT 2020


As Sanskrit students at Harvard back when Ingalls was chair, the word around campus was that the Harvard Business School used Sanskrit as the example of the completely useless subject

> On 25 Mar 2020, at 18:39, Jayandra Soni via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
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> When in the 1980s I bought, second hand, Lanman's A Sanskrit Reader, the previous owner wrote this in clear writing on p. xv below Lanman's Introductory Suggestions:
> Quit now before it's too late!
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> Scanned and attached the first paragraph.
> I didn't follow the advice to quit.
> Jay Soni
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> <Written below Lanman's Introductory Suggestions.pdf>
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