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Sanskrit wordplay in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"

Sanskrit Language: Was It Tampered With?: Suggests the possibility that the Sanskrit dictionary has wordplay embedded in its pages.

Sambucus, Etymology and Ethnobotany: Proposes an error in the currently-accepted etymology for the elder tree (Sambucus). Offers a more reasonable alternative. Incorporates allegories involving Ganesha to further the point.

Shiva and Kundalini: A "Whale" Allegory: Puts forth evidence that the mythology involving the two deities has a hidden "whale" theme with Sanskrit wordplay involved at times.

Gulliver's Travels and its Sanskrit Puns More Puns
Note: There are probably still other puzzles to be solved, including the diagram of the language machine/mechanism found in Part 3 involving the Academy.

Author's Defense of 'Sanskrit Puns in Gulliver's Travels'

Sources of the Word Yahoo: shows that this word from Gulliver's Travels comes from various languages, including Sanskrit, ancient Greek, Russian, etc.

Beggar's Opera and its Sanskrit Puns

"Ring Around the Rosy" and Shiva

English Words derived from Sanskrit

Hindu Linguistical Influence in Northern Europe: 1200-1600

Siva, Bhavani and Shiva: A comparison between a Hindu goddess and a Slavic one, with an interesting twist.

Shiva-Shakti Pattern: A theory on a linguistical pattern

Death of a Salesman: Shows examples of wordplay by Arthur Miller, based on the characters' names, the play's title (newly discovered in 2004) and other items.

Sooky Sooky: Shows a linguistical relationship between this urban expression and the character Suky Tawdry of Beggar's Opera.

Ethnobotany, Greek Mythology, Elder Tree and Linguistics:Proposes an alternative etymlogy of Sambucus, the taxonomic nomenclature for the elder.

Gary Condit's Linguistical Dilemma: Compares a Latin word, condit, with his political woes.

Flandona Gagnole: Linguistical essay on Jonathan Swift's Flying Island, the Astronomer's Cave and his sexism.

The Garish Goddess?: Shows how the word garish mimics the mythology of the Hindu goddess Gauri.