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Must We Pay for Sanskrit?

December 9, 2011

This is an excellent article about the value of liberal arts education. And from my perspective… YES we should pay for Sanskrit and all the other languages and subjects that UW is famous for teaching.


Linda Iltis, JSIS


That is the title of an article in the latest LRB.

It doesn’t actually have much to do with Sanskrit, but is about the value and purpose of the university. Here Sanskrit is offered as a metonym for scholarship that does not have an immediate cash value.


Dr. Nathaniel Roberts
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Herman-Föge-Weg 11
37073 Göttingen
+49 (0) 551-4956-0

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