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Crisis in the Classics: A Need for a Classics Survey
India in Transition (2010)
  • Ananya Vajpeyi, University of Massachusetts Boston

In recent years, Sheldon Pollock, Professor of Sanskrit at Columbia University, has pointed out that there is a crisis in the study of not only Sanskrit, but all the classical languages of India. After rich histories spanning many centuries, these languages have arrived at a point from which it may no longer be possible to ensure their preservation into the future. By 2030, when India has become the world’s most populous, and possibly its most prosperous nation, it will also have severed ties with its extraordinary linguistic and literary inheritance.

Publication Date
April 12, 2010
Citation Information
Ananya Vajpeyi. "Crisis in the Classics: A Need for a Classics Survey" India in Transition (2010)
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