Dear list members,

It is my sad duty to inform you of the demise of Pandit Dr. Parameswara Aithal, former Sanskrit lecturer at Heidelberg University and Honorary member of the South Asia Institute.

Please find the orbituary by Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels, former head of the department “Cultural and Religious History of South Asia” at Heidelberg University here:

With best regards,

Ute Huesken




Prof. Dr. Ute Hüsken

Vice Dean, Faculty of Arts

Head of Department, Cultural and Religious History of South Asia

Heidelberg University

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69115 Heidelberg



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