ITIL (İtil), Abidin

ITIL (İtil), Abidin. Bakü 1910 — 1980. Turkish Indologist. Student of Ruben at Ankara, Ph.D. 1944. At Ankara University: Started teaching Sanskrit in 1936 (under Ruben), Assistant in 1943-46, Docent from 1946, then Professor. Retired 1975.

Publications: Diss. “Bhavishyamahapuranam”, Ankara Universitesi Dil ve Tarih – Coğrafya Fakültesi 5, 1947, 33-50 (summary in Turkish and English).

Transl. Ruben’s History of Buddhism. Buddhizm tarihi. 170 p. Ankara Univ. Publ. 58, A. 1947.

Sanskrit Kılavuzu. 164 p. Ankara 1963 (Sanskrit grammar).

On Turkish-Sanskrit linguistic contacts in ZDMG Suppl. 1, 1969, 799-803, full text as “Türkçe-Sanskrit. Arasmda Linguistik Paraleller”, Doğu DUleri, Dil ve Tarih Coğrafya Fakültesi, Ankara 1970:1, 139-150; further articles in Turkish.

Sources: Turkish encyclopedia; www.oocities.org/hindoloji/hindoloji/turkiyede_hindoloji.

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