Public Lecture: Sanskrit in the Archipelago

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An upcoming public lecture at the National University of Singapore:

Sanskrit in the Archipelago: Translation, Vernacularization and Translocal Identity
Prof. Thomas M. Hunter, Faculty of Letters, Udayana University
ISEAS Seminar Room II, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
21 June 2011
4.00 – 5.30 pm

More information here.

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