ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Reclaiming Lost Territory

The dominant figures in the study of Sanskrit language and literature are non-Indians. Yet their research is marked by the patience and dedication of meticulous scholars, and they interrogate classical theorists in a confi dent manner that we find missing in Indian approaches to ancient criticism. Admirable though these traits are, this article observes that their work sometimes lacks the judicious touch of a nuanced understanding that some Indian scholars have. So it is time that we assimilated the systematic and thorough scholarship of western scholars to reclaim our cultural heritage and intellectual territory.

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