[INDOLOGY] A distraction from the Coronavirus

Christian Ferstl christian.ferstl at univie.ac.at
Tue Mar 31 02:52:37 EDT 2020


Here's an other one with a face mask:

कोरोणाया भयात्सीता पद्मदलमुखावृतिः ।
सुवर्णमृगमेवैच्छच् चीनपैंगोलिनं न तु ॥

Out of fear of the Corona virus Sita, wearing a lotus leaf face mask,
wanted a golden deer - not a Pangolin from China.


Christian Ferstl


Am 30.03.2020 22:58, schrieb Joanna Jurewicz:
> Oh, I love this with mask, Christian. Frankly speaking, I enjoy all of
> them.
> 
> And I am amazed by the discussion these poems incited.
> 
> Well, this is a perennial problem: Is poetry is free from rules or
> not? Is there room for any innovation? For bold breaking rules?
> 
> With best wishes to all,
> 
> 3.062.14a     sómo asmábhyaṃ dvipáde
> 3.062.14b     cátuṣpade ca paśáve
> 3.062.14c     anamīvā́ íṣas karat
> 
> I would not dare to compose the poems in Sanskrit. The only language I
> can do that is Polish.
> 
> Joanna
> 
> ---
> 
> Prof. dr hab. Joanna Jurewicz
> 
> Katedra Azji Południowej /Chair of South Asia
> 
> Wydział Orientalistyczny / Faculty of Oriental Studies
> 
> Uniwersytet Warszawski /University of Warsaw
> 
> ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
> 
> 00-927 Warszawa , Poland
> 
> Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages
> 
> College of Human Sciences
> 
> UNISA
> 
> Pretoria, RSA
> 
> Member of Academia Europaea
> 
> https://uw.academia.edu/JoannaJurewicz
> 
> pt., 27 mar 2020 o 08:09 Christian Ferstl via INDOLOGY
> <indology at list.indology.info> napisał(a):
> 
>> Face masks would indeed be a problem at Damayantī's svayaṃvara:
>> 
>> वरागतानां देवानां
>> दमयन्त्याः स्वयंवरे ।
>> न विशेषो ऽभवत् तेषां
>> मुखचन्द्रकछादनात् ॥
>> 
>> But the gods were the same to Damayantī anyway.
>> 
>> Best,
>> Christian Ferstl
>> University of Vienna
>> 
>> Am 26.03.2020 23:21, schrieb Valerie Roebuck:
>>> 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> 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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