Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Links ...

  1. Aishwarya at Kaleidoglide: Wholesome TV for Kids -- The racist and sexist ideology of Chhota Bheem, a popular Indian cartoon show for kids.

  2. Satya at Education in India: Details about the Azim Premji University.

  3. Shamsheer Yousaf in The New Indian Express: Ex-Vice Chancellor in the Net for Tweaking Marks. Shady shenanigans at Mysore University.

  4. Jaithirth Rao in The Indian Express: Area of Darkness: "Professor Sheldon Pollock has just announced scholarships for Dalit students who wish to study Sanskrit at Columbia University. This is indeed welcome news. The tragedy is that this initiative is not being undertaken in India, the home of Sanskrit as well as Dalits."

  5. Gaurav Sabnis at Vantage Point: Attacking another Marathi Icon? Really?


  1. gaddeswarup said...

    The schlarship offered by Sheldon Pollock is called Ambedkar Sanskrit Fellowship. Amedkar University does offer Ph.D. studies in Sanskrit. It seems that Ambedkar wanted to study Sanskrit in school but his teachers refused and he took Persian as second language. He learnt Sanskrit later and advocated Sanskrit as a national language for India. I have been looking off and on at technical vocabulary in Telugu and feel that Sankrit mat be useful for technical terminolgy for many Indian languages.