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Sanskrit and Orientalism: Indology and Comparative Linguistics in Germany, 1750-1958
Orientalism: Indology and Comparative Linguistics in Germany, 1750-1958
T. McGetchin, Peter K.J. Park, and D. R. SarDesai (Eds.)
groundbreaking studies contained in this volume present a history of Sanskrit
philology and comparative-historical linguistics that is fully integrated with
German political and intellectual history ranging from the Enlightenment to
Cold War eras. The authors engage and extend the intercultural ‘dialogue’ that
Wilhelm Halbfass powerfully initiated in India and Europe: An Essay in
Understanding (1988). This volume contains his last public address, in which he
challenges the ‘Otherness’ of German Indology, seeing Germany as fitting a
lack of direct German colonial involvement in India does not completely
eliminate the relevance of Edward Said’s arguments in Orientalism (1978) for
German Indology, it does call for an individual appraisal of the German case.
The long-tauted special historical relationship between India and Germany, as
purported by some professional Indologists, is at last critically examined in
this volume by historians who are able to approach the question with a knowledge
of the particulars of institutional as well as intellectual and political
Douglas T. McGetchin is a Lecturer at the University of
California, San Diego.
Peter K.J. Park is a candidate for a Ph.D. in history
at the University of California, Los Angeles.
D.R. SarDesai is Professor Emeritus at UCLA. A
member of the History faculty since 1966, he was the Department’s Vice-Chair
and the first holder of the Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair in Indian History,
from 1998 to 2001.