HOOYKAAS, Christiaan

HOOYKAAS, Christiaan. Amersfoort 26.12.1902 — ’s-Gravenhage 13.8.1979. Dutch Sanskrit and Indonesian Scholar. Son of a vicar, Isaäc H. and Eva Maria Faber. From 1921 studies of Sanskrit and Indonesian at Leiden, Ph.D. there 1929 in Javanese. In 1929-39 teacher in Java, mainly in Yogyakarta, 1939-41 in Bali. Interned during the war. From 1946 acting Professor of Malay language at University of Jakarta. In 1950 returned to the Netherlands, but soon moved to London. In 1951-53 Lecturer of Old Javanese at S.O.A.S., then reader and 1970 emeritus. Married 1929 Jacoba Hindrika van Leeuwen Boomkamp (1901–1965, became a Balinese scholar, Ph.D. 1949), six children. Specialist of Hinduism and Sanskrit in Indonesia.

Publications: diss. Tantri, de Middel-Javaansche Pañcatantra-Bewerking. 133 p. Ld. 1929; ed. Tantri Kāmandaka. 213 p. Bibl. Javanica 2. Bandoeng 1931.

The Old-Jawanese Rāmāyaṇa Kakawin, with special reference to the problem of interpolations in kakawin. 64 p. Verh. van het Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 16. ’s-Gravenhage 1955; The Old-Jawanese Rāmāyaṇa, an exemplary Kakawin as ro form and content. 70 p. VKNAW 65:1. Amsterdam 1958.

Āgama-Tīrtha. Five Studies in Hindu-Balinese Religion. 253 p. 5 pl. VKNAW 70:4. Amsterdam 1964; Sūrya-sevana. The Way of God of a Balinese Śiva Priest. 225 p. 33 pl. VKNAW 72:3. Amsterdam 1966.

with T. Goudriaan: Stuti and Stava of Balinese Brahman Priest. 609 p. VKNAW 76. Amsterdam 1971.

Balinese Bauddha Brahmans. 251 p. VKNAW 80. Amsterdam 1973; Kāma and Kalā: Materials for the Study of Shadow Theatre in Bali. 320 p. 96 pl. VKNAW 79. Amsterdam 1973; Religion in Bali. 10+34 p. 48 pl. Iconography of Religions 13:10. Ld. 1973; Cosmogony and creation in Balinese tradition. 7+177 p. 2 pl. Bibl. Indonesica 9. the Hague 1974.

Sources: *J.M. Echols, Indonesia 20, 1980, 149; *J. Gonda, Jaarboek K.N.A.W. 1979, 204-207; H.J. Hinzler, Jaarboek van de Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde te Leiden 1980-81, 154-162 with bibliography.


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