Asian languages

Tigers vs goats: Rajiv Malhotra’s battle for Sanskrit

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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. […]

Asian languages

Time for radical rethink on language policy

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An Australian institute of languages could do for language learning what the Australian Institute of Sport has done for sport, JOHN INGELSON believes. For many Australians, understanding the social and cultural dynamics of Asian countries and their peoples does not come naturally. This is understandable, given the lack of a shared cultural framework and historical […]