CLAWITER, Walter. 1923 — 23.11.1970. German Indologist. Ph.D. Göttingen 1958 (?) under Waldschmidt. Edited Turfan texts and assisted the manuscript catalogue and dictionary of the Turfan fragments in Göttingen in the 1960s. He died of hypertension before he had completed his habilitation and his mother Maria established Walter-Clawiter-Preis for promoting its study.
Publications: Diss. Die Jäger-Stämme in der altindischen Literatur. Manuscript, cf. ZDMG 108, 1958, *10.
– Assisted E. Waldschmidt (with D. Schlingloff & R. L. Waldschmidt): Faksimile-Wiedergaben von Sanskrithandschriften aus den Berliner Turfanfunden. 176 p. the Hague 1963.
– Assisted E. Waldschmidt (with L. Sander-Holzmann): Sanskrithandschriften aus den Turfanfunden. 403+97+297 p. 43+176+102 pl. V.O.H.D. 10:1-3. Wb. 1965-68-71; still mentioned in vol. 4, 1980.
Sources: *Obituary in a vol. of Sanskrit-texte aus Turfan-Funden; birth year mentioned in connection of the W.-Cl.-Preis.
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