Lars Martin Fosse

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Lars Martin Fosse is a Finnish Indologist based in Norway.

Although he is a strong opponent of Hindu nationalism, including the alleged Islamophobia in Hindu nationalism, he himself is spreading what could equally well be described as Islamophobia, and what he would surely criticize if it was a Hindu saying the same thing.[1]

  • The sociolinguistic register of the book's introduction, and of the translation as well, is, in my opinion, too colloquial. Although Fosse is a "most experienced" translator, as the book tells us, his English is clearly not that of a native speaker, but rather a kind of internationalese English that often sounds awkward and unidiomatic to the native speaker of English.[2]


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  1. e.g. post from Indo-Eurasian research group, 2008, [1] [2] [3] including a link to a Youtube video which was removed by Youtube for violating their "policy on hate speech".
  2. Reviewed Works: The Bhagavadgītā: Doctrines and Contexts by Angelika Malinar; The Bhagavad Gītā: The Original Sanskrit and an English Translation by Lars Martin Fosse Review by: George Thompson Journal of the American Oriental Society Vol. 129, No. 2 (April-June 2009), pp. 361-363 Published by: American Oriental Society