PAULY, Else Margarete (née Christiansen). Holbæk 23.2.1918 — 26.8.2000. Danish Indologist. Daughter of Axel William Christiansen (1888-1964), a bookholder, and Valborg Vilhelmine Wael (1879-1949). From 1938 studied English, French, Classics and Comparative Linguistics at Copenhagen. With marriage and children interrupted studies, but in 1949 continued, now with Sanskrit and Indology. In 1951-55 Secretary of Poul 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 in the C.P.D. Married 1945 Johannes Pauly (d. 1997), a geologist, three children.
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 (http://cpd.uni-koeln.de/intro/else_margrethe_pauly_obituary), and in D.B.L. (digital version in KVINFOvinfo.dk, 2003).