KÖLVER, Bernhard

KÖLVER, Bernhard. Ründeroth near Köln 2.4.1938 — Leipzig 27.11.2001. German Indologist. Professor in Köln, Kiel and Leipzig. Son of a gymnasium teacher, who Participated in WW II and died soon after his return from captivity. Educated in Wertheim, Gummersbach und Fort Myers (Florida). From 1956 studies linguistics, Anglistics, Germanistics and eventually also Indology at Kiel, Glasgow, Göttingen and Frankfurt a.M. Ph.D. 1964 Frankfurt under W. Thomas. In 1966-67 worked in Staatsbibliothek Munich, now started Dravidian studies. From 1967 Janert’s Assistant at Köln, PD 1969 Köln. In 1970-72 the first Director of Nepal-German Manuscript Preservation Project in Kathmandu. In 1972-76 apl. Professor at Köln. In 1976-93 Professor and Head of Orientalisches Seminar at Kiel. From 1993 Professor at Leipzig, took early retirement 9 months before his death. Member of Sächsische A.W. 1995. Married with Ulrike K., who also worked on Newari.

Publications: Diss. Das Gebrauch der sekundären Kasus im Tocharischen. 168 p. Frankfurt a.M. 1965.

– Tulu texts with glossary (Dravidian tales from the South of India). 81 p. Wb. 1969.

– Edited: H. Jacobi: Kleine Schriften. 1-2. 22+1156 p. Glasenapp-St. 4. Wb. 1970.

– Hab.diss. Textkritische und philologische Untersuchungen zur Rājataraṅgiṇī des Kalhaṇa. 207 p. 4 pl. V.O.H.D. Suppl.-Band 12. Wb. 1971.

– “Zwei unerkannte Ableitungen der Wurzel vap-”, MSS 30, 1972, 111-127; “Eine mittelindische Redewendung”, StII 1, 1975, 49-62.

– “Zur Nāradasmṛti 1. Varianten zu den Büchern XIV–XVIII und zum Pariśiṣṭa”, ZDMG 123, 1973, 328-343.

– With Niels Gutschow: Ordered space concepts and functions in a town of Nepal. Publ. of Nepal Research Centre 1. Wb. 1975.

– Verschliffene Präfixe im Altindischen. 53 p. A.K.M. 42:3. Wb. 1976.

– “A Ritual Map from Nepal. The Women of the Therīgāthā”, H. Franke (ed.), Folia rara. Wolfgang Voigt … dedicata. V.O.H.D. Suppl. 19. Wb. 1976, 68-80.

– “Ai. vákṣas- und Verwandtes”, ZDMG 127, 1977, 344-368; “On Peripatetic Futures in Sanskrit”, IT 10, 1982, 141-145.

– With U. Kölver articles on Newari grammar in ZASt 9, 1975, 87-117 & 12, 1978, 273-316; “Documents from Nepal, ZASt 17, 1984, 118-153.

– With H. Sakya: Documents from the Rudravarṇa-Mahāvihāra, Pāṭan. 1. Sales and Mortgages. 219 p. 60 pl. Nepalica 1. Sankt Augustin 1985.

– With N. Gutschow and I. Shresthacarya: Newar towns and buildings: an illustrated dictionary Newari– English. 294 p. 214 p. ill. St. Augustin 1987.

– “Zur Frühgeschichte der Rasa-Lehre”, BIS 6, 1991, 21-47; other articles.

– Re-Building a Stūpa: Architectural Drawings of the Svayaṁbhūnāth. 176 p. ill. Nepalica 5. Bonn 1992.

– Edited: Aspects of Nepalese Traditions24+254 p. Nepal Res. Centre Publ. 19. St. 1992.

– Das Weltbild der Hindus. 375 p. Berlin 2003 (ed. by A. Gail).

Sources: A. von Rospatt, ZDMG 159, 2009, 5-14 with photo; D.G.K. 1983, 1992, 1996; Leipzig university home page; *German Wikipedia; personal knowledge 1995.

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