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PROF GAYATRI CHAKRAVORTY SPIVAK, 70, wins the Kyoto prize in the Arts
and Philosophy category. The Columbia Univ prof, activist, Derrida translator, also put
deconstruction on lit map.
Philosopher-Indologist FRITS STAAL, 82, who used the rigour of mathematical logic
to equate Panini’s grammar with modern linguistics. His documentation of Vedic yagna
in Kerala spurred a ‘revival’.