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South Asian studies educator

Asko Heikki Siegfried Parpola, Finnish South Asian studies educator. Member European Association South Asian Archaeologists (president 1991-1993), International Association Sanskrit Studies (member consultative committee since 1981), Finnish Oriental Society (chairman since 1994).

Background

Parpola, Asko Heikki Siegfried was born on July 12, 1941 in Forssa, Finland. Son of Aatto Kalervo and Taimi Mirjam (Salonen) Parpola.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Helsinki, Finland, 1968.

Career

Research fellow Scandinavian Institute Asian Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1968-1972, Academy Finland, Helsinki, 1972-1981. Professor Indology University Helsinki, since 1981. Acting professor of Sanskrit and Indoeuropean linguistics University Gothenburg, Sweden, 1973.

Acting professor comparative religion University Helsinki, 1977.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author books and articles.

Membership

Member European Association South Asian Archaeologists (president 1991-1993), International Association Sanskrit Studies (member consultative committee since 1981), Finnish Oriental Society (chairman since 1994).

Connections

Married Marjatta Pirkko Leena Ingervo, May 16, 1964. Children: Paivikki, Mette.

father:
Aatto Kalervo Parpola

mother:
Taimi Mirjam (Salonen) Parpola

spouse:
Marjatta Pirkko Leena Ingervo

child:
Mette Parpola

child:
Paivikki Parpola