"German Indology"

Eli Franco franco at UNI-LEIPZIG.DE
Wed Aug 8 09:11:12 UTC 2012

Dear friends and colleagues,

For those of you who took the trouble to read this bizarre piece and
may wonder about the connection between Frauwallner and Hermann
Oldenberg's rac(ial)ist ruminations that Karin Preisendanz and I quoted
in our introduction to the new edition of Frauwallner's
Philosophie des Buddhismus, see the very explicit statement in  
Frauwallner, "Der arische Anteil ...", p. 286.

Grünendahl has obviously not bothered to carefully read the relevant
articles by F. before he produced another of his diatribes directed
against critical scholars who touch upon the (political) history of
Indology in Germany and Austria during the NS period (and before).

The sloppiness of his polemical scholarship is also seen in his  
fictitious assertion that Franco was "a (former) assistant on  
'Professor Sheldon Pollock's project on Indology during the time of  
National Socialism in Germany.'"

Further comments are not required here.

With best wishes,
Eli Franco

Quoting "Gruenendahl, Reinhold" <gruenen at SUB.UNI-GOETTINGEN.DE>:

> In view of earlier discussions on this list it may not be out of  
> place to announce the publication of the following article:
> Reinhold Grünendahl: "History in the Making: On Sheldon Pollock's  
> ‘NS Indology' and Vishwa Adluri's ‘Pride and Prejudice'".
> International Journal of Hindu Studies, Vol. 16,2, 2012, pp. 189-257.
> The article can be downloaded from here:
> http://www.springerlink.com/content/nth836542h983800/
> Regards,
> R. G.

Prof. Dr. Eli Franco
Institut für Indologie und Zentralasienwissenschaften
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04109 Leipzig

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