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: September 22nd, 2017]
The institute page of Prof. Zydenbos at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Institute for Indology and Tibetology) can be found here.
New contents (Aug. 23rd 2017):
An Overview of the classes offered by Prof. Zydenbos in the winter term 2017-2018 can be found here: http://lmu.zydenbos.net/lehrveranstaltungen.html
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