[INDOLOGY] A distraction from the Coronavirus

Valerie Roebuck vjroebuck at btinternet.com
Thu Mar 26 18:21:27 EDT 2020


Dear talented colleagues

I am enjoying these topical verses so much. If only we had a miniaturist who could portray these scenes, perhaps with the hero and heroine wearing face masks!

Valerie Roebuck
Manchester, UK




> On 26 Mar 2020, at 19:59, Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> 
> 👏👏👏
> 
> 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 <mailto: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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