GRAEFE, Walter

GRAEFE, Walter. Leipzig-Lindenau 30.7.1900 — Bangalore 16.11.1955. German Lutheran Missionary in India. Son of a merchant, school and studies in Leipzig, then 1921-25 Missionsseminar and 1925-26 studies of Sanskrit and Comparative Religion at Leipzig. Ph.D. 1928, now also ordained and left to India. Learned Tamil in Kodaikanal. In 1933-50 worked in Chidambaram, then quitted the mission and lived as teacher in Bangalore. Interned during WW II. Married 1934 Irmgard Kopp.

Publications: Diss. Die Weltanschauung Rabindranath Tagore’s. 5+88 p. Missionswiss. Forschungen 8. Lp. 1930.

Sources:www.leipziger-missionswerk.de/ueber-uns/unsere-mitarbeitenden/missionare; www.lmw-mission.de/missionar-221.html with photo; another photo in Sardesai 1938.

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