My dear Maya, Nadia and Peter,
This is a wonderful experience, as I start my computer on this sunny Saturday morning: seeing that the Lausanne Databank is taking shape.
It is like a –la, or mountain pass, in the Himalayas: behind us is the tough climb of 400 years of scribing, and of our copying and digitizing and encoding, ahead of us is the beautiful valley of research that is in the hands of the coming generations.
I am so grateful to Maya and Nadia, and especially to Peter, for all this solid Indological work.
I can only reward Maya and Nadia with a tender hug and Peter with our excellent Belgian Trappist beer: Rochefort 10.
All success and encouragement to the scholars who will make use of this Databank, and will go on adding to it.
Em. Prof. Dr. Winand M. Callewaert
Blijde Inkomststraat 21, box 3318