GAMPERT, Vilem (Wilhelm)

GAMPERT, Vilém (Wilhelm). Prague 29.6.1902 — Prague 14.3.1987. Czech Indologist. Studied Indology at German University of Prague under Winternitz and O. Stein. Ph.D. there 1928. From 1929 worked in university library, in 1939-45 in German army. In 1945-78 he was a scientific worker at Oriental Institute of the Charles University and at Academy of Sciences in Prague (mainly cataloguing books).

Publications: Diss. 1927/28 publ. as Sühnezeremonien in der altindischen Rechtsliteratur. 289 p. Monografie Archivu Orientálniho 6. Prag 1939.

Review of Losch, Die Yājñavalkya-Smrti, Indol. Pragensia 1, 1929, 87-97.

With O. Stein: Bibliography of Winternitz, ArO 6, 1934, 275-291; with E. Herold: “In memoriam Oldřich Friš 7.V.1903 – 14.I.1955”, ArO 23, 1955, 497-505.

– “Zur Problematik des Alters des Ṛgveda”, ArO 20, 1952, 572-583.

– “Nejstarší civilisace pravěké Indie”, Nový Orient 9:10, 1954, 154-156; “Prehistorie hinduismu”, D. Zbavitel et al., Bozi, bráhmani, lidé. Čtyři tisíciletí hinduismu. 1964, 11-14.

With Hana Knížková, Miloslav Krása, Jan Marek, Eliška Merhautová, and Božena Pejpková: Moudrost a umění starých Indů – sborník o staré indické kultuře. 330 p. Prague 1971.

Sources: *J. Marek, NO 42, 1987, 183; D.G.K. 1954 (in later editions mentioned, but without any further information); www.libri.cz/databaze/orient/search.php?name=Gampert; L.F. Peluněk in http://biography.hiu.cas.cz/Personal/index.php/GAMPERT_Vilém_29.6.1902-14.3.1987 (in Czech).

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