[INDOLOGY] corona deaths

Joanna Jurewicz j.jurewicz at uw.edu.pl
Fri May 1 10:01:55 EDT 2020


Dear All,

I am a great fan of the corona-verses, but, of course, understand the
problem raised by prof. Tikken.

I am Polish and in my country sudden death caused e.g. by various enemies
(like Germans and Russians during the II WW) or by our compatriots (like
during Stalin's time, or during the martial law in 1981-84) was a normal
event and in my country, the more dangerous situation is, the more jokes
are created. I cannot imagine a difficult life without jokes. Now, our
political situation is also very dark (one man self-burnt in protest two
years ago), and I don't know how I could endure it without jokes, memes,
funny songs and videos. I think that such jokes do not derogate death, but
they are a sure way to survive even the most difficult situations.

So I would very appreciate the newsletter or any other kind of distribution
of corona-jokes if anyone would like to.

Regards and best wishes,

Joanna




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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


pt., 1 maj 2020 o 15:50 Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> napisał(a):

> Dear Herman,
> t
>      I appreciate your message and your feelings.  For me, the situation
> around me in the US with 60,000 dead, a million infected and the daily
> numbers increasing by several thousand, is so depressing that if we do not
> find some distraction, we will lose our mind.  I have already stopped
> watching the news on TV, and each time I open the newspaper, it is only
> with great trepidation. Without a distraction, we are continuously living
> in hell.  I mean no disrespect to our colleagues and family friends who are
> suffering and dying.  My Sanskrit verses help me retain some of my sanity
> in an insane world. In any case,  I completely respect the reactions from
> you and some other colleagues and will stop posting my verses on this
> topic. With best regards,
>
> Madhav
>
> 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 Fri, May 1, 2020 at 12:14 AM Tieken, H.J.H. via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>
>> Dear List members,
>> At the risk of being a spoilsport, personally I do not find the "a
>> distraction from the Coronavirus" mails, in which we try to outdo one
>> another like poets in a kavisamāja, appropriate any longer, now that
>> colleagues are actually dying of the virus.
>> Herman
>>
>>
>> Herman Tieken
>> Stationsweg 58
>> 2515 BP Den Haag
>> The Netherlands
>> 00 31 (0)70 2208127
>> website: hermantieken.com
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