History of Tamil Studies (in Belgium)

Will Sweetman will.sweetman at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 11 21:22:32 UTC 2010

Dear Christophe,

So far as I can tell, there is no mention of Philippe Vander Haeghen in the book. The final chapter by the editor has brief notes on several other European countries, but Belgium is not among them.

Best wishes

Will Sweetman

On 10/05/2010, at 12:05 PM, Christophe Vielle wrote:

> dear colleagues,
> If somebody has access to:
> Xavier S.Thani Nayagam (ed.): Tamil studies abroad: a Symposium. [vii] 269 pp. [Kuala Lumpur]: International Association of Tamil Research, 1968 (with papers by  J. Filliozat, "Tamil Studies in French Indology"; F.B.J. Kuiper, "Dutch Studies of Tamil"8; A. Wetzler, "German Dravidology Past and Present"; A. Lehmann, "German Contribute to Tamil Studies"; R.E. Asher, "The Contribution of Scholars of British Origin to Tamil Scholarship and the Study of Tamil in Britain", etc.)
> May I ask him to check if the name of Philippe Vander Haeghen is somewhere quoted ?
> Philippe Vander Haeghen is a Belgian scholar who published a paper "De l'étude du tamoul", in Bulletins de l'Académie royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, vol. xxii, 1855, pp. 285-304, and then in 1858 a series of
> Maximes populaires de l'Inde méridionale, Paris - Bruxelles - Leipzig
> http://books.google.be/books?id=yMITAAAAQAAJ
> (Tamil proverbs in Tamil script)
> The book was published "sous la protection de (...) M. le Docteur Charles Graul, un des hommes les plus versés dans la littérature tamoule"
> For the 4 vols of the Bibliotheca Tamulica (1854-1865) by Karl Graul, see:
> http://books.google.be/books?id=pnUIAAAAQAAJ
> http://books.google.be/books?id=4qY-AAAAcAAJ
> http://books.google.com/books?id=dFIIAAAAQAAJ
> http://www.archive.org/details/kuraltiruvalluv00germgoog
> Thank you very much,
> With best wishes,
> Christophe Vielle
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