[INDOLOGY] A distraction from the Coronavirus

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Thu Mar 26 10:23:12 EDT 2020

Draupadi says to Arjuna -

मत्स्यं मा विद्ध्य कोन्तेय भविता न स्वयंवर: ।
कोरोनानिर्गमादूर्ध्वं पुनरायाहि सत्वरम् ।।

O Arjuna, don’t shoot the fish [with your arrow, to prove that you are the
best archer], since the ceremony of choosing the groom will not be
happening. After the Coronavirus goes away, please come back quickly.

Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies

[Residence: Campbell, California, USA]
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