Thursday, October 27, 2005

Let's get classical, classical ...

That's what's finally happened to Sanskrit, anyway: it's now officially a classical language in India, joining the ranks of Tamil.

Hard to believe it's taken this long (if I read one more article/preface/etc. that opens, 'In 1786 Sir William Jones declared to the Asiatick Society of Calcutta ...' I don't know what I'll do).


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