Sanskrit and the morning after

  title={Sanskrit and the morning after},
  author={Brian A. Hatcher},
  journal={The Indian Economic and Social History Review},
  pages={333 - 361}
  • Brian A. Hatcher
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • The Indian Economic and Social History Review
This article offers critical reflection on the work of Sheldon Pollock and Sudipto Kaviraj in connection with the project, ‘Sanskrit Knowledge-Systems on the Eve of Colonialism’. While both Pollock and Kaviraj have written of the ‘death’ of Sanskrit, this article advises against metaphors of historical rupture. If we wish to make sense of the fate of Sanskrit intellectuals under colonial modernity, we should attend to processes of cultural convergence and the concrete choices made by Sanskrit… Expand
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