[Buddha-l] A.K. Warder

Bruce Burrill brburl at charter.net
Thu Feb 7 20:43:25 MST 2013

 From H-Buddhism:

The death in Toronto has been announced of the distinguished scholar
Prof. A.K.Warder. A funeral service for him and for his wife Nargez
will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday 15 February 2013, at Turner &
Porter Funeral Home, 2357 Bloor Street, West, Toronto (viewing from
10.00 a.m.); with interment afterwards at St. John's Dixie Cemetery,
737 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, Ontario.

Prof. Warder, a graduate of the University of London, taught for many
years at the University of Toronto. As Chairman of the Department of
East Asian Studies during a formative period, he built up a strong
programme in Sanskrit and South Asian Studies, which for some years
existed as a separate Department. A very learned scholar, he is best
known for his Indian Buddhism (1st pub. 1970; 3rd revised edition,
Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2000) and for his monumental 8-volume
study of Indian Kāvya Literature (Motilal Banarsidass, 1972-2011). As
well as other books on Buddhism, Indian philosophy and Indian
literature, he also wrote an Introduction to Pali (Pali Text Society,
1963; 3rd revised edition, 2005), and Pali Metre: A Contribution to
the History of Indian Literature (Pali Text Society, 1967); and he was
active for some years in the affairs of the Pali Text Society. A
volume of studies in his honour was edited by Profs. N.K.Wagle and
F.Watanabe (1993).

David Waterhouse
University of Toronto

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