Home page of Prof. Robert Zydenbos
(professor of Modern Indology, Institute of Indology and Tibetology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität)
at the Leibniz-Rechenzentrum (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, München
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[Update: August 18th , 2018]
The institute page of Prof. Zydenbos at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Institute for Indology and Tibetology) can be found here.
Further information can be found
on Prof. Zydenbos' personal pages here.
An Overview of the classes offered by Prof. Zydenbos in the winter term 2018 can be found here: http://lmu.zydenbos.net/lehrveranstaltungen.html
May 14th, 2018:
Prof. Zydenbos' list of publications (not entirely complete, updated 13-V-2018) can be read here and downloaded here as a PDF file.
Aug. 23rd, 2017:For detailed information about the course “Kannada-I” (Kannada for beginners) please click here.
Concise information about the course Kannada-I is found here, about the course Kannada-Lektüre is found here.
All students are advised to read the information about the use of computers. Instead of (as previously) in one large file, the information is now divided in three (in German):
Computerressourcen an der LMU und Computerwahl
|Textverarbeitung: Programme und Formate
Students who are primarily interested in
more recent and contemporary India must choose a modern
Indian language as the main language in their studies.
(Students of so-called Classical Indology, which concerns
itself with Indian antiquity, have Sanskrit as their main
language.) Although the Institut für Indologie und
Tibetologie strives to offer courses in several modern
Indian languages (for further information please see the
updates on the LMU’s offerings), the possibilities of
comprehensive guidance of the students are limited in our
small institute (every European institute of Indological
studies is small and limited in its possiblities), and a
comprehensive guidance can be offered for the southern
Indian language Kannada and only to a certain extent for
the northern Indian language Hindi. Please do not
assume that other languages and their associated
regional cultures can be represented in an academically
satisfying manner at our institute. It happens
repeatedly that students expect that an ‘institute of
Indology’ can treat the whole of India, which in view of
the enormous size of the Indian republic is plainly
impossible. Just as no institute in India offers
‘Europology’ including the cultural studies of entire
Europe, no single institute in Europe can treat the whole
A brief characterization of Kannada, meant
primarily for students of the linguistic MA “Cultural and
Cognitive Linguistics” (CCL), is available for reading and
downloading here as a PDF file. An HTML
webpage can be found here.
Interested persons may also refer to the Wikipedia
webpages in German
(and naturally in Kannada
Prof. Zydenbos' list of publications (old, not updated since 3-IX-2011) can be read here and downloaded (PDF) here.
Information about the use of Unicode-Fonts for Indological purposes on Apple computers with the Mac OSX operating system can be found here. This is not quite up to date, but it may be useful nonetheless.
On February 1, 2007 Dr. h.c. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala, Karnataka (India) honoured a number of researchers in the field of Jaina studies on the occasion of the Dharmasthala Mahâmastakâbhisheka, among them Prof. Zydenbos, who later spoke a word of thanks on behalf of those honoured.
with Dr. h.c. D. Veerendra Heggade of Dharmasthala
word of thanks
Prof. Dr. Robert J. ZydenbosDepartment für Asienstudien - Institut für Indologie und Tibetologie