BETH, Ali

BETH, Ali. Almelo 1911 — 1989. Ms. Dutch Indologist. Daughter of H. J. E. Beth, a teacher, and Hillegje de Groot. Studied classics and Sanskrit at Utrecht. Wrote her dr. dissertation there on Sanskrit in 1943 (under Gonda). In the mid-1940s taught classical lan­guages in a gymnasium in the Hague and privately Sanskrit to the young Van Buitenen. In retirement she returned to Sanskrit studies. Her brother was Evert Willem Beth (1908–1964), a philosopher.

Publications: Diss. Variatieverschijnselen in het Oud-Indisch. Utrecht 1943.

transl. into Dutch: Vier Upaniṣaden. 217 p. Amsterdam 1977 (BĀU, ChU, ŚvetU, KathU).

De geboorte van Raghu. [vert. uit het Sanskrit; geïll. door G. A. Volker-van Nieuwenhuyzen]. 32 p. S.l. ca.1979; Kālidāsa’s Kumārasambhava, de geboorte van de god Skanda. Vertaald uit het Sanskrit. Kern Institute miscellanea 6. Leiden 1993.

Sources: Dutch Indology homepage; parents in P. van Ulsen, E.W. Beth als Logicus. Diss. Amsterdam 2000 in www.illc.uva.nl/Research/Publications/Dissertations/DS-2000-04.text.pdf.

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