Monthly Archives: February 2013

new blog for Edinburgh South-Asianists

This new South Asianist blog came to my attention this week. It has been set up largely by Edinburgh postgraduate students working on South Asia, and will be a forum for discussions of many aspects of their scholarly activity. They … Continue reading

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More on the multi-life stories of Sanskritists

Musing on the possible past life actions of Sanskritist Mike Williams (see previous post) reminded me of a story I stumbled across in the 7th century Chinese Buddhist monk Xuanzang’s travelogue. It relates how a monk saw a young lad … Continue reading

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Speaking Sanskrit “like a native” the result of past life actions?

During an unrelated search this afternoon I stumbled across this Times of India article from two years ago extolling the great Sanskrit mastery of my old friend Mike Williams. Like me Mike is a graduate of Cardiff University’s Religious Studies … Continue reading

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