[INDOLOGY] Gerard Fussman

Jan E.M. Houben jemhouben at gmail.com
Sun May 22 21:44:28 UTC 2022

Dear Catherine,
Thanks for sharing here this sad news (which was already in my mailbox).
Apart from Prof. Fussman's contributions to archeology and epigraphy, he
also contributed administratively to activities for Indology and Indian
studies in Paris and France, notably as head of the library of the
institute d'études indiennes and as chief editor of the indological
publications of the Collège de France and of the lettre d'information de
l'institut d'études indiennes. From 2003 to 2011 I participated in this
connection regularly in meetings meticulously prepared and skillfully
presided over by Prof. Fussman in his own peculiar and unforgettable style.
Although preparing for his agrégation de lettres classiques and later on
specializing in Indian archeology and history, he also followed courses on
Sanskrit and Vedic grammar. He once described to me the lively atmosphere
of enthusiasm and excitement during the courses given by Louis Renou, which
he could follow for a few years. Some of his old Vedic grammar books he
sold after his retirement in a small book fair together with numerous other
personal books.
A few additional links:
Wikipedia : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%A9rard_Fussman
Data BNF : https://data.bnf.fr/fr/11903758/gerard_fussman/
Collège de France :
Leçon inaugurale : https://books.openedition.org/cdf/780
Année 2010-2011 ("Le Gandhāra, terre de passage, d'échanges et de
Jan Houben

On Sun, 15 May 2022 at 22:51, Clementin Catherine <
catherine.clementin-ojha at ehess.fr> wrote:

> Dear List,
> Persons of his entourage have informed me that the French indologist,
> Gerard Fussman, professor at the College de France from 1984 to
> 2011, passed away in Strasbourg on May 14, 2022, a few days before his 82nd
> birthday.
> Yours,
> Catherine Clementin-Ojha
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*Jan E.M. Houben*

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*Sources et histoire de la tradition sanskrite*

École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE, Paris Sciences et Lettres)

*Sciences historiques et philologiques *

Groupe de recherches en études indiennes (EA 2120)

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