[INDOLOGY] corona deaths

Joanna Jurewicz j.jurewicz at uw.edu.pl
Fri May 1 10:18:21 EDT 2020


I am also a great fan of the Russian jokes. My great-grandfather from my
mother's side was a Russian and my grand-father from my father's side was
born in Moscow. So I even inherited some of the "pre-revolutionary" jokes
(I do not know how to transcribe Russian into English properly, but I hope,
you know what I mean).

Let's do as you propose!

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 16:11 Uskokov, Aleksandar <aleksandar.uskokov at yale.edu>
napisał(a):

> Dear all,
>
> I very much sympathize with Joanna's message, perhaps because of similar
> cultural conditioning. I found the verses here a welcome distraction. One
> easy way would be a Facebook group for accomplished and aspiring Sanskrit
> poets, if someone wants to set it up.
>
> Best wishes,
> Aleksandar
>
> Aleksandar Uskokov
>
> Lector in Sanskrit
>
> South Asian Studies Council, Yale University
>
> 203-432-1972 | aleksandar.uskokov at yale.edu
> ------------------------------
> *From:* INDOLOGY <indology-bounces at list.indology.info> on behalf of
> Joanna Jurewicz via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info>
> *Sent:* Friday, May 1, 2020 10:01 AM
> *To:* Indology List <indology at list.indology.info>
> *Subject:* Re: [INDOLOGY] corona deaths
>
> 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
>
>
>
>
> ---
>
> 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
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>
> 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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