[INDOLOGY] corona deaths

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Fri May 1 10:21:38 EDT 2020


With no disrespect to Indology members, I am creating a separate mailing
list for those who are interested in sharing their poetry on this or any
other topic.  Please let me know in a private message if you would like to
be added to such a list.  With best regards,

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 7:02 AM Joanna Jurewicz <j.jurewicz at uw.edu.pl> wrote:

> 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
>
>
> 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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