[INDOLOGY] A distraction from the Coronavirus

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 06:05:07 EDT 2020


Rasikataa measured poetic skills not grammar.

 Carrots were not awarded to grammatical aspects.



On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 12:33 PM Walter Slaje <walter.slaje at gmail.com>
wrote:

> > 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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>>
>> --
>> Nagaraj Paturi
>>
>> Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.
>>
>>
>> Director,  Inter-Gurukula-University Centre , Indic Academy
>> BoS, MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune, Maharashtra
>> BoS, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Veliyanad, Kerala
>> BoS Veda Vijnana Gurukula, Bengaluru.
>> Member, Advisory Council, Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthanam, Bengaluru
>> Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies,
>> FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,
>> Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.
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-- 
Nagaraj Paturi

Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.


Director,  Inter-Gurukula-University Centre , Indic Academy
BoS, MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune, Maharashtra
BoS, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Veliyanad, Kerala
BoS Veda Vijnana Gurukula, Bengaluru.
Member, Advisory Council, Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthanam, Bengaluru
Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies,
FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,
Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.
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