[INDOLOGY] A distraction from the Coronavirus

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Thu Mar 26 15:59:29 EDT 2020


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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]


On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 12:30 PM Christian Ferstl <
christian.ferstl at univie.ac.at> wrote:

>
> And Arjuna says to Draupadi --
>
> करो न स्पर्शतु ह्यद्य तव पद्मोपमं करम् ।
> करोनाख्यातरक्षो ऽसौ कामदेवेन हन्यताम् ॥
>
> Today my hand must not touch your lotus-like hand.
> That demon called Corona must be killed by the God of Love!
>
> It seems I'm kind of infected by Prof. Deshpande's karona-kāvya virus.
>
> Christian Ferstl
> University of Vienna
>
>
> Am 26.03.2020 15:23, schrieb Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY:
> > 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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