[INDOLOGY] A distraction from the Coronavirus

Joanna Jurewicz j.jurewicz at uw.edu.pl
Tue Mar 31 16:23:47 EDT 2020


I agree! Excellent!

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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


wt., 31 mar 2020 o 14:26 Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> napisał(a):

> Excellent verses, Christian and Dániel.
>
> 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 Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 12:16 AM Dániel Balogh via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>
>> OK, can't resist getting on the bandwagon.
>> A little continuation to Christian's excellent earlier one about
>> Damayantī's svayaṃvara.
>>
>> देवो वा मनुजो वेति च्छन्ने वक्त्रे किमन्तरम्।
>>
>> दृष्टेरनिमिषायास्तु विजानीमहि तत्क्षणाद्॥
>>
>> "God or man? What's the difference when their face is covered?"
>> "But we can tell right away by their unblinking gaze."
>>
>> Daniel
>>
>> On Tue, 31 Mar 2020 at 08:53, Christian Ferstl via INDOLOGY <
>> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>>
>>> 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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