[INDOLOGY] Nick Allen

James Hegarty hegartyjm at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 24 10:38:02 EDT 2020


Nick was a wonderful friend. I met him in Pune as a PhD student in 2001. He wondered up to me at the Bhandarkar and, with his characteristic high-pitched hum, said ‘Mmmmm, is that Soren Sorensen’s Index of Names to the Mahabharata?’ A friendship commenced then and there (how could it not?).

Nick was an inspiration to me as both a person and as an intellectual; he was unworried by the fashions of the day, inclusive in his interests, and could walk up a mountain like a sprightly goat after good pasture.

I will miss him.

James

> On 24 Mar 2020, at 14:11, Olivelle, J P via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
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> So sorry to hear of Nick’s passing. Came to know him well when I was a visiting fellow at Wolfson many years ago. 
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> Patrick
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>> On Mar 24, 2020, at 3:35 AM, Christophe Vielle via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info <mailto:indology at list.indology.info>> wrote:
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>> Dear List,
>> Nicholas (Nick) Allen passed away on last Saturday.
>> https://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/content/1138-dr-nicholas-allen <https://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/content/1138-dr-nicholas-allen>
>> https://www.isca.ox.ac.uk/people/dr-nick-allen <https://www.isca.ox.ac.uk/people/dr-nick-allen>
>> A Florilège of his comparative works was issued at the end of the last year: Arjuna-Odysseus: Shared Heritage in Indian and Greek Epic, London: Routledge, 2019.
>> TABLE OF CONTENTS:
>> 
>> List of figures.
>> List of tables.
>> Acknowledgements.
>> List of abbreviations.
>> Signs.
>> Introduction
>> 1. A starting point
>> 2. Five relationships
>> 3. Homer’s simile
>> 4. Hero and horse
>> 5. Yoga
>> 6. Crocodiles and nymphs
>> 7. Monkey and dog
>> 8. Durgā and Athena
>> 9. Draupadī and Penelope
>> 10. Bhīsm a and Sarpedon
>> 11. Hesiod’s Succession Myth
>> 12. Five elements
>> 13. Rings and rotations
>> 14. Achilles’ shield
>> 15. Dumézil and Dumont
>> 16. Yudhis hira and Agamemnon
>> 17. Kauravas and suitors
>> 18. Hanging over abyss
>> 19. Gods descend to battlefield 20. Heroes and supercategories
>> 21. Cyavana and Prometheus 22. Telemachy 23. Dro a and Chryses
>> 24. Aśvatthāman and the Wooden Horse. Bibliography.
>> Index. 
>> 
>> –––––––––––––––––––
>> Christophe Vielle <https://uclouvain.be/en/directories/christophe.vielle>
>> Louvain-la-Neuve
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