Walter H. Maurer (1921-2007)
rsalomon at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Fri Nov 9 18:42:59 UTC 2007
Sorry to hear about Walter's passing. He was an early influence on me, minor
compared to you and Ludo, but a good influence nonetheless. I know that he
and Ludo were close in the way that only sahabrahmacarinau can be, and I
hope he is not too troubled by this development.
We are fine out here, looking forward to a three-day weekend. Jesse now has
a regular full-time job as public defender in Seattle Municipal court and is
temporarily (?) living with us. He likes the job although it is probably not
what he will spend his whole life on. He likes sticking up for the underdog,
especially when, as is sometimes the case, it is an innocent dog. He has
already established a good record in trials, having gotten several
acquittals or reductions of charges.
I have just finished my edition of two Gandhari texts of Anavatapta-gatha,
and it will be published next year. This is something I had been working on
for some seven years on and off, so it is a huge relief, as I am sure you
Carol is mostly engaged in her Bengali, oops I mean Bangla textbook.
We will be in NY in December for the usual family duties. There probably
won't be time for a side trip to Philly but I'll try.
How are you guys?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rosane Rocher" <rrocher at SAS.UPENN.EDU>
To: <INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk>
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 5:27 AM
Subject: Walter H. Maurer (1921-2007)
>I am sorry to share with members of the list news of the death, on August
>21, of Walter Harding Maurer, Professor Emeritus of Sanskrit, University of
>Hawaii. He was the author of a critical edition of the /SugamAnvayA
>V.rtti/, a commentary in Jaina Sanskrit on the MeghadUta (1965, based on
>his 1962 doctoral dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania),
>/Pinnacles of India's Past/, translations of selections from the .Rgveda
>(1986), and /The Sanskrit Language: An Introductory Grammar and Reader
>/(1995). He was, in recent years, engaged in translating selections from
>the Atharvaveda. A polyglot, he was dedicated to spreading among students
>what he liked to call the /Bacillus Sanscriticus.
> /Rosane Rocher
> Professor Emerita of South Asian Studies
> University of Pennsylvania
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