[INDOLOGY] A distraction from the Coronavirus

Elliot Stern emstern1948 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 18:48:11 EDT 2020


सुभाषितमेव

> On Mar 31, 2020, at 4:23 PM, Joanna Jurewicz via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> 
> I agree! Excellent!
> 
> ---
> 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 <https://uw.academia.edu/JoannaJurewicz>
> 
> wt., 31 mar 2020 o 14:26 Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info <mailto: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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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 <https://uw.academia.edu/JoannaJurewicz>
> > 
> > pt., 27 mar 2020 o 08:09 Christian Ferstl via INDOLOGY
> > <indology at list.indology.info <mailto: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 <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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