[INDOLOGY] corona deaths

Camillo Formigatti camillo.formigatti at bodleian.ox.ac.uk
Fri May 1 12:25:14 EDT 2020

Dear Herman,

I hesitated to write a similar message until now, but I cannot hold myself any longer. I found the Sanskrit poems about the coronavirus disturbing from the very start and to me they were not a distraction, they represented rather the contrary. They were always a reminder of the fragility of our lives and in this incredibly sad moment, this is even more in my mind than ever. I haven't read a single one fully and I don't plan to read any in the future, regardless how refined their language might be. I just don't want to read them.

Best wishes,


From: Tieken, H.J.H. <H.J.H.Tieken at hum.leidenuniv.nl>
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 8:14 AM
To: indology <indology at list.indology.info>
Subject: [INDOLOGY] corona deaths

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 Tieken
Stationsweg 58
2515 BP Den Haag
The Netherlands
00 31 (0)70 2208127
website: hermantieken.com<http://hermantieken.com/>
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