No more sanskrit

Ug. Is this true? No more undergraduate Sanskrit at Cambridge?

I just checked. There are over 200 undergraduates in the Classics department. But:

“Sanskrit manuscripts number roughly one hundred times those in Greek and Latin combined. In the exact sciences alone their number is greater than the total number of Greek and Latin manuscripts.” [source]

I’m not entirely convinced by those figures, but there are certainly an immense number of Sanskrit texts. Many (most?) have not been properly edited, let alone published or translated. Do people honestly believe that there is nothing of value in any of those?


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