Tuesday, May 22, 2012

M.A. Macauliffe Responds, Defends his Work January 23 1886

Civil & Military Gazette prints an article on "Islamism [sic] and Sikhism" on January 15, 1886, which goes unsigned (see our post on this here). It's possible that it was written by one of the editors (not likely Kipling himself, since I don't think he knew much about this stuff), or someone like Dr. Leitner, who seems to have been one of the more learned Europeans in Lahore at the time.

Here Macauliffe goes on at length to explain the ins and outs of the edition of the Nanak Janam Sakhis he had translated and published. The difficulties he describes are considerable.

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