Re: [INDOLOGY] André Padoux

Raffaele Torella raffaele.torella at
Tue Jul 18 17:15:40 UTC 2017

Whenever I visited Paris I never missed to visit André at his home in rue Séguier, and once also at his country house along with my family. By saying André I implicitly also refer to his wonderful wife, Anne-Cécile (it is often true that very close to each great man there also is a great woman). The last years of André were deeply saddened by the tragic and absurd death of Anne-Cécile, yet he found the courage and energy to continue, some way ot other, his life as a man (or to be more precise, as a great gentleman) and a scholar.  I bitterly miss the great man and scholar he was.

Raffaele Torella

> Il giorno 17 lug 2017, alle ore 16:20, Isabelle Ratie via INDOLOGY <indology at> ha scritto:
> Indeed, he will be very much missed. André Padoux always claimed in his modesty that he was only a passionate dilettante who had accidentally come to be seen as a scholar, but he was of course much more than that - a great figure of French indology. My deepest condolences to his family.
> -- 
> Isabelle Ratié
> Professor of Sanskrit Language and Literatures
> Sorbonne Nouvelle (University of Paris 3)
> <>
> 2017-07-17 14:34 GMT+02:00 Matthew Kapstein via INDOLOGY <indology at <mailto:indology at>>:
> This is very sad news indeed. More than a great, inventive scholar, André
> was a magnificent human being. He will be very much missed.
> Matthew Kapstein
> Directeur d'études, 
> Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
> Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
> The University of Chicago
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Prof. Raffaele Torella
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Sapienza University of Rome

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