LOSCH, Hans

LOSCH, Hans. Camphausen near Saarbrücken 16.9.1902 — 1995. German Indologist. Professor in Bonn. Son of a mine owner, educated at St.Avold (Lorraine) and at Gymnasium in 1914-20 in Aachen. Studied from 1920 law at Bonn, in 1921-22 at Munich. Juridical degree 1923 at Bonn. Worked some time in a law court, but in 1924 started Indological studies under Jacobi and especially Kirfel at Bonn. Ph.D. 1927 Bonn (on the same day as Ruben). From 1927 PD at Bonn, from 1935 nb. ao. Professor and from 1939 apl. Professor (1940 Diätendozent). 1963 wiss. Rat. Retired in 1967.

Especially in his later years published very little and apparently somewhat lost his interest in Indological studies.

Publications: diss. Die Yājñavalkyasmṛti verglichen mit den Parallelen des Agni- und Garuḍapurāṇa. 51 p. Bonn 1927; the whole work appeared as: Die Yājñavalkyasmṛti. Ein Beitrag zur Quellenkunde des indischen Rechts. 60+133 p. Lp. 1927.

– “Eine unbeachtete Fassung des Parāśarasmṛti”, ZDMG 82, 1928, xciif.; “Altindische Rechtsverhältnisse”, OLZ 33, 1930, 103-114; “Totenwieder­erweckungsgeschichten in Indian”, Fs. Paul Kahle 1935, 173-180; “Nīrājana”, Festschr. Schubring 1951, 51-58; “Ein Abriss der Waffenkunde”, Festschr. Kirfel. Bonn 1955, 197-218 (Dhanurvedaprakaraṇa).

with G. Jacob & H. Jensen: Das indische Schattentheater. 1931.

Rājadharma. Einsetzung und Aufgabenkreis des Königs im Lichte des Purāṇas. 11+397 p. Bonner Or. Ser. 8. Bonn 1959; translated: Kālidāsa: Śakuntalā, Drama in sieben Akten. Reclam Univ.-Bibl. 2751. St. 1960.

– “Einwirkung Indiens auf die deutsche Dochtung”, W. Stammler (ed.), Deutsche Philologie im Aufriss. 3. B. 1962, 590-598.

ed. H. Jacobi: Schriften zur indischen Poetik und Ästhetik. 381 p. Darmstadt 1969.

reviews in ZDMG, OLZ, etc.

Sources: D.G.K. 1980, works in GesVz.

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