Hi you have done a great work in Ganita Kaumudi. Your work is really appreciated. Thanks. 18:21, 25 June 2013 (UTC)
John Clay died 24 June 2013
Daily Telegraph and NY Times ran private obits. I received communication from a friend
- Thanks; I've found the NY Times one and added it to the article. Sad. Shreevatsa (talk) 17:54, 8 July 2013 (UTC)
Welcome back; a couple questions...
Hey, Shreevatsa, glad to see you're back. I've moved away from kātha lately, but in your absence I worked on List of Panchatantra Stories and List of Vetala Tales, and regretted not having your input. Perhaps when you have a minute you might look them over to see if any improvements come to mind? (I also put together a pretty full linked historical bibliography at Baital Pachisi#Recensions, editions, and translations which sort of complements the list.)
Finally, I've come to suspect a wide-ranging fallacy in references on the Panchatantra and Baital Pachisi, as related to the Brihatkatha and its progeny. At Brihatkatha you can see the handy-dandy stemma I've created for that family (which I've also pasted in to Kathasaritsagara and Bṛhatkathāślokasaṃgraha). I don't know if this is perfect, but I take the general shape to be well-established. However some (I think) relatively recent sources seem to take these tales' own creation stories more or less at face value, resulting in ideas like "Gunadhya wrote Panchatantra and Baital Pachisi", and "Durgasimha adapted part of Brihatkatha (or even Kathasaritsagara)" when his translation is clearly more closely related to the Southern Panchatantra, and in fact predated Kathasaritsagara! My first exposure (and possibly too-grumpy response) is preserved in Talk:List of Panchatantra Stories#Reviewing, and there is what I take to be a lot of BS in Durgasimha. My question is: am I missing something, or is this all as naive as it appears? If I ever get back into the kātha groove, I will begin by trying to clarify the Brihatkatha family relations (as I've begun with the stemma). Thanks for any light you can shed. And again, welcome back! Phil wink (talk) 05:33, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
- I haven't looked at these articles in detail yet, but at a glance, this is all wonderful work! Thanks a lot to you, and it's great there are people like you on Wikipedia. I'll look at it in detail in a while and reply sometime. Shreevatsa (talk) 18:44, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting
You are invited to the 2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting, on 20 July 2013 in Boston! We will be talking about the future of the chapter, including GLAM, Wiki Loves Monuments, and where we want to take our chapter in the future! EdwardsBot (talk) 09:46, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
- Thanks for clarification on spelt. In many of my earlier articles I used "Spelt" as per the normal usage in India but it was always changed to "spelled" (and my co-editors) by some one or the other. Any way I intruded into your user page by chance when I was trying to find sources to write on Uttanka. We are writing a fiver DYK starrting with Sarpa Satra and Uttanka was the chief advisor to Janamejaya to undertake this vengeful Yagna to kill the serpent race which was finally stopped by Astika.--Nvvchar. 14:09, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
Hi, saw you on my watchlist and then discovered that you too have recently returned from an extended wiki-break. If you are looking for something to do, can you keep an eye on this discussion? (Background: this revert, followed by this brief discussion). Makes me feel right at home after three years off-wiki. :-) Abecedare (talk) 07:09, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
- Yes, I had your talk page on my watchlist too, and was very pleased to see you back -- was going to chime in with a welcome message, but have been (pleasantly) very busy in real life. :-) I'm off for a couple of weeks; and I'll take a look at the discussion if it's still brewing then! Cheers, Shreevatsa (talk) 07:09, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
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