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Klaus Bruhn (22.5.1928 – 9.5.2016)

Flügel, Peter (2017) 'Klaus Bruhn (22.5.1928 – 9.5.2016).' Jaina Studies - Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies, 12. pp. 40-44.

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Abstract

With the passing of Klaus Bruhn Jaina Studies has lost one of its most significant pillars and innovators, who nurtured the field over a period of 65 years.1 Born in Hamburg as the only child of the Classical Philologist and Gymnasium teacher Dr Christian Bruhn (17.12.1884 – 2.2.1960) and his wife Ilse Bruhn (née Gürich, 16.2.1897–1.6.1983),2 he served as an air force auxiliary at the age of 16 during the bombing of Hamburg in 1944-45. After the war, between 1947 and 1954, he studied Indology, Philosophy and Theology (later: Indo-European Studies) at the University of Hamburg. His main teachers were Walther Schubring, who retired in 1951, and Schubring’s former pupil and successor Ludwig Alsdorf. Both attracted him to Jaina Studies, which would become the focus of his professional life. The article reviews the significance of his work for Jaina Studies.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Klaus Bruhn, Biography, Indology, Jaina Studies, Śīlānka, Cauppaṇṇamahāpurisacariya, Mahāvīra biography, Deogarh, Berliner Konkordanz, Berliner Indologische Studien
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of Religions & Philosophies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions > Centre of Jaina Studies
ISSN: 2059-4151
Copyright Statement: With permission of the editors.
Depositing User: Peter Flugel
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 12:54
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/23833

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