[Buddha-l] A.K. Warder

Jo ugg-5 at spro.net
Thu Feb 7 23:07:48 MST 2013

Thanks a lot, Bruce. 
Even I have heard of this famous man, and I'm not even a classical Indian
languages etc etc specialist!  An 8 vol. study of kavya?? Wow. Now that you
brought it up, I must read his Indian Buddhism.

Best wishes,

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 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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