About McComas Taylor

Dr McComas Taylor is associate professor and Head, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, at the Australian National University.

Asian languages

Tigers vs goats: Rajiv Malhotra’s battle for Sanskrit


The architecture of Indian civilisation or a mere language? McCOMAS TAYLOR surveys the battleline over the significance of Sanskrit. Western scholarship devours Sanskrit just as a tiger eats a goat. It digests whatever its needs to develop and ejects the remains. In the end there is no goat, only the tiger grown stronger than ever. […]