Obituary for Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Rau

Michael Witzel witzel at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Sat Jan 22 09:44:07 EST 2000


To further echo, also from my own experience, Ashok Aklujkar's and Eliot
Stern's good words about our late colleague and friend W.Rau:

I am happy to be able to tell you that he agreed, last year, that his books
and long papers


--- Staat und Gesellschaft im alten Indien nach den Brahmana-Texten
dargestellt, Wiesbaden : O. Harrassowitz 1957
----, Metalle und Metallgeraete im vedischen Indien.  Akademie der
Wissenschaften zu Mainz, Abhandlungen der Geistes- u.
sozialwissenschaftlichen Klasse 1973, No. 8, Wiesbaden : F. Steiner 1974,
pp. 649-682
-----, Ist Vedische Archaeologie moeglich? ZDMG Supplement III,1: 19.
Deutscher Orientalistentag. Vortraege. Wiesbaden 1977.
----, Zur vedischen Altertumskunde, Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Mainz,
Abhandlungen der Geistes- u. sozialwissenschaftlichen Klasse 1983, No. 1.
Wiesbaden : F. Steiner 1983

(also included: ---, The Meaning of pur in Vedic Literature, [Abhandlungen
der Marburger Gelehrten Gesellschaft III/1]  Muenchen : W. Finck 1976)

and a quite few more, all on Vedic history/archaeology, be translated into
English. This will finally open up his important contributions for those
who cannot read German. I (or those involved) will report on the progress
of the project.



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