Martin Luther university, Germany
sreeni at KTPSP2.UNI-PADERBORN.DE
Sun Mar 22 15:26:26 EST 1998
Dear Dr. Ganesan,
In late November the "Franksche Stiftung" (where all the writings of
Ziegenbalg, Schultze et al writings are preserved) organized a seminar
on "Halle and the south-Indian link", where scholars like Drs. Heike
Liebau (nee Pelikan), Indira Peterson, Daniel Jeyaraj, Dharampal-Frick,
.... presented a series of interesting papers. I don't know when (if at
all!) those proceedings would be available for public.
I 'll send you the complete details of this recent seminar in a day or two.
Have you got the 3 (perhaps more?! I am aware of 3!) books published
on the eve of 40th anniv. of Indian independance, by the erstwhile DDR govt.
These manuscripts were published for the first time; which includes
Benjamin Schultze's _grammatica telugica_ (1728), _Grammatica Hindostanica_
and Ziegenbalg's _Grammatica Damulica_ (from 1716), from Frank's
foundation's archives. Still, a lot more materials; esp. those
diaries/correspondance need to be dug out and studied .....
To my knowledge Daniel Jeyaraj is the only Indian to work on Halle-material.
Inkulturation in Tranquebar : der Beitrag der fruehen
daenisch-halleschen Mission zum Werden einerindisch-einheimischen
Kirche (1706 - 1730), Martin Luther Univ., Halle, Diss. 1995
is published by:
Verl. der Ev.-Luth. Mission, Erlangen, 1996
Serien: Missionswissenschaftliche Forschungen ; N.F., Bd. 4
I am told that now he is back in India.
> They are in a bad deteriorating shape in Martin Luther
> university. Anyone who knows what is there?
> catalogs? papers on the collections?
I am hearing, infact, for the first time that they are in deteriorating
shape! I heard that the "Stiftung" is a well-organized one.
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