PAULY, Else Margarete (née Christiansen). Holbæk, Zealand 23.2.1918 — 26.8.2000. Danish Indologist. Daughter of Axel William Christiansen (1888-1964), an accountant, and Valborg Vilhelmine Wael (1879-1949). Matriculated 1938, then studied English, French, Classics and Comparative Linguistics at Copenhagen. In 1945 married Hans Pauly (1921–1997, geologist) and had three children (born 1946-49). With marriage and children interrupted studies, but in 1949 continued, now with Sanskrit and Indology under Poul Tuxen. In 1951-55 Secretary of Tuxen (who was also the editor of the C.P.D.). In 1973-79 she was Lecturer (ekstern lektor) in Pāli at Copenhagen, but her main work was as the Coordinator of the C.P.D. She was also much interested in the history of (Danish) Indology.

Publications: With P. Tuxen: “The Parable of the Climbing Juggler”, Studia Orientalia Joanni Pedersen dicata. Copenhagen 1953, 352-363.

– “Sanskrit Studies in Denmark”, Sanskrit Studies Outside India. News Bulletin No. 2. Fourth World Sanskrit Conference, Weimar/G.D.R. May 23-30, 1979. W. 1979, 21–25; “Indisk Filologi”, P. J. Jense & L. Grane (eds.), Københavns Universitet, 1479-1979. Vol. 8. Copenhagen 1992, 511-566.

– “A Vision of Nirvana. Ernesto Dalgas, a Danish fin-de-siècle Philosopher”, Gedenkschrift für L. Alsdorf. Wb. 1981, 175-179; “Hans Jørgensen, A pioneer in Nevārī studies”, IT 10, 1982, 185-192.

– “Indian Influence in Danish Literature”, World Culture. Proceedings of the Fourth World Sanskrit Conference … Weimar May 23–30, 1979. Schriften zur Geschichte und Kultur des alten Orients 18. B. 1986, 248-252; “The Legend of Ṛṣyaśṛṅga as a Danish Opera”, IT 14, 1987-88, 303-312.

Numerous word articles in the C.P.D.; articles in Dansk Biogr. Leks. 3rd ed. (D. Andersen, H. Jørgensen, Th. Petraeus, P. Tuxen); reviews in AO and OLZ.

Sources: Ole Holten Pind in C.P.D. 3, xii with bibliography and photo (, and in D.B.L. (digital version in, 2003).

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