WALTER, Otto

WALTER, Otto. Goseck 28.12.1868 — 19??. German Indologist. Son of a Lutheran minister, educated at Naumburg Gymnasium. From 1888 studied Indology, theology, history, English and philosophy at several universities. Ph.D. 1903 Strassburg (under E. Leumann). In the 1910s/1920s editor of the series Religiöse Stimmen der Völker. N.B. there is also another Otto Walter, a classical philologist, who was nearly contemporary. The Swiss publisher Otto Walter (1899?–1944) was younger.

Publications: Diss. Übereinstimmungen in Gedanken, Vergleichen und Wendungen bei den indischen Kunstdichtern von Vālmīki bis auf Māgha. 44 p. Lp. 1904 (= Indica 3, 1905).

Translated: Der Kumārasambhava oder die Geburt des Kriegsgottes von Kalidasa. Munich & Lp. 1913 (prose tr. of KS 1-8); Raghuvamscha oder Raghus Stamm. Ein Kunstepos. 241 p. Munich & Lp. 1914.

Sources: Diss. in Janert, vita in diss.; works in Ges.verz. 1700–1910 & 1911–1965.

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