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Jetztzeit: Kalidasa’s lessons for hindutva historians

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पुराणमित्येव न साधु सर्वं
न चापि काव्यं नवमित्यवद्यम्।
सन्तः परीक्ष्यान्यतरद्भजन्ते
मूढः परप्रत्ययनेयबुद्धिः।।

Every old poem is not good because it is old; nor is every new poem to be blamed because it is new; sound critics, after examination, choose one or the other, the blockhead must have his judgement guided by the knowledge of his neighbours.

Kalidasa’s Malavikagnimitram (CH Tawney’s translation)

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Written by Pratyush Chandra

July 17, 2015 at 1:04 am

Posted in Ancient wisdom, Jetztzeit

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