CUTLER, Norman

CUTLER, Norman. Silver Spring Md. 10.5.1949 — 26.2.2002. U.S. Indologist (Tamil Scholar). Educated at University of Michigan (A.B.), University of Washing­ton (M.A.) and University of Chicago (Ph.D. under A. K. Ramanujan). In the middle of the 1980s Assistant Professor at Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, then Associate Professor there until death. Specialized in Tamil language and devotional literature. Died after long illness.
Publications: “The devotee’s experience of the Sacred Tamil hymns”, Hist. of Rel. 24, 1984-85, 91-112; “Interpreting Tirukkural: the role of commentary in the creation of a text”, JAOS 112, 1992, 549-566; a few other articles.
Songs of experience: the poetics of Tamil devotion. 211 p. Bloomington 1987.
Sources:  The University of Chicago Chronicle 21:12, March 2002.

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