[INDOLOGY] A distraction from the Coronavirus

Walter Slaje walter.slaje at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 03:02:52 EDT 2020


> 24 carrot gold

While everyone will show understanding and keep politely silent if someone
makes minor mistakes in his first attempts at composing Sanskrit verses, it
is difficult to understand why a director in the Indic Academy and renowned
expert in Sanskrit matters would rate a verse containing *sparśatu *with
24-carat gold - if “carrot” was not intended to express clandestine sarcasm.
With how many carrots would he have scored, let’s say, *spṛśatu*?

Regards,
WS


Am Fr., 27. März 2020 um 02:53 Uhr schrieb Nagaraj Paturi via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info>:

> Good poetry, Christian-ji. 24 carrot gold.
>
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 1:01 AM Christian Ferstl via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> 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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