EIDLITZ, Walther. Vienna 28.8.1892 — Vaxholm 28.8.1978. Austrian Author interested in Indian Religion. Studies at Technische Hochschule, Vienna, graduated as building engineer. Participated in the WW I and after it started a career as free author. In 1924 Literaturpreis der Stadt Wien. As a converted Jew he left Austria soon after the Anschluss and went to India where he was interned during the war. In 1946 returned to Europe. After a second visit to India in 1950-51 he settled down in Sweden for the rest of his life. In India he acknowledged Swāmi Sadānanda alias Dr. Ernst Georg Schulze as his guru. Hon. Dr. 1975 Lund.
Publications: a number of poems, dramas, short stories and novels, 1920-36.
– Bhakta. Eine indische Odyssee. Hamburg 1951; Die indische Gottesliebe. 340 p. Olten & Freiburg 1955; Der Glaube und die heiligen Schriften der Inder. 508 p. 20 pl. Olten & Freiburg i. Br. 1957.
– Kṛṣṇa-Caitanya. Sein Leben und seine Lehre. 561 p. Acta Univ. Stockh., Stockh. Studies in Comparative Religion. Stockholm 1968.
– Der Sinn des Lebens. Der indische Weg zum liebenden Hingabe. 191 p. Olten & Freiburg i. Br. 1974.
Sources: Dt. Biogr. Enz. 3, 199?; Dt. Lit. Lex. 4, 1972; Preface and cover of his 1955 book; Wikipedia.