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The Pandit: Traditional Scholarship in India
Traditional Scholarship in India
1999, the distinguished scholar Pandit Dr. Parameswara Aithal retired from his
position at Heidelberg University. To mark this occasion, Prof. Axel Michals
organized a symposium on the institution of the Pandit and the future of
traditional Sanskrit scholarship in India and the West. The present volume
contains the learned papers of the conference which cover a wide range of
topics, e.g. the pandit as a private scholar, university teacher, public
intellectual or legal adviser, also traditional ways of Sanskrit teaching and
learning, especially the methods of memorization and transfer of traditional
knowledge, among other things. Life histories of some well-known pandits such
as Krshnashastri Chiplunkar, Hazari Prasad Dvivedi, Goinath Kaviraj, V.S. Apte,
and others are also provided.
Michaels, studied Indology, Philosophy and Law in Munich, Hamburg and Varanasi.
He was Director of the Nepal Research Centre (Kathmndu), Spalding (Oxford), and
Professor for the History of Religions at the University of Berne. Since 1996
he is Professor of Classical Indology at the South Asia Institute, University