[INDOLOGY] A distraction from the Coronavirus

Valerie Roebuck vjroebuck at btinternet.com
Sat Mar 28 07:03:49 EDT 2020


Dear Nagaraj

Thank you for saying this. I was on the point of attempting to burst forth into Sanskrit verse, but have now been scared off again.

Valerie J Roebuck
Manchester, UK


> On 27 Mar 2020, at 12:35, Nagaraj Paturi via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> 
> Measuring number of claps, correlating with the number of pandas, what is all this ? If you are sincere in encouraging ' his first attempts at composing Sanskrit verses  ' ( I didn't know any such details about the poet ) do not drag this twisted discussion beyond this point. Please help the poet through some constructive criticism from your side, without involving comments of others made with good intentions. 
> 
> Sorry, Dr (?) Christian Ferstl for engaging with such unwarranted discussion. I am sure you will understand my true appreciation of your poetic skills. 
> 
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 4:29 PM Walter Slaje <walter.slaje at gmail.com <mailto:walter.slaje at gmail.com>> wrote:
> As you can see, Prof. Deshpande only clapped three times, one clapping hand for each correct Pāda. He used the dhvani of the missing hand to mark the first pāda gentlemanly as incorrect.
> 
> In contrast, 24 carrots were awarded for the full number of 4 Pādas, six carrots each, although the quality is clearly unequally distributed over the pādas. The assessment was therefore inadequate. Adequate would have been 18 carrots at best, which is easy to understand if you subtract 6 of your carrots for the failed Pāda a.
> 
> Leaving aside that we have just learned that correct grammar plays no significant role in assessing Sanskrit poetry, and, obviously, it never has. Just look at the language of the ancient kavis. Wherever you look, no trace of grammar.
> 
> WS
> 
> 
> Am Fr., 27. März 2020 um 11:15 Uhr schrieb Nagaraj Paturi via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info <mailto:indology at list.indology.info>>:
> How sarcastic that Prof. Deshpande's claps below don't look sarcastic in spite of the speciality of the rasikakavyaachaarya being grammar. 
> 
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 1:30 AM Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info <mailto: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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