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Sanskrit and Indian studies educator

E. J. Michael Witzel, Sanskrit and Indian studies educator. Federal scholar, Federal Republic of Germany, 1972; several research grants German Research Association, 1974-1986. With Federal Republic of Germany Army, 1963-1965. Member American Oriental Society, German Oriental Society, Linguistic Society of Nepal.

Background

Witzel, E. J. Michael was born on July 18, 1943 in Schwiebus, Germany. Came to the United States, 1986. Son of Karl Rudolf and L.M. Alwine (Kahrs) Witzel.

Education

Master of Arts, University Erlangen, Federal Republic of Germany, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Erlangen, 1972. Master of Arts (honorary), Harvard University, 1986.

Career

Assistant professor University Tübingen, Federal Republic Germany, 1972. Director Nepal-German Manuscript Preservation Project, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1972-1977, Nepal Research Centre, Kathmandu, 1974-1977. Associate professor University Leiden, The Netherlands, 1978-1980, professor The Netherlands, 1981-1986.

Professor department Sanskrit and Indian studies Harvard University, since 1987. Visiting professor Harvard University, 1986-1987, Kyoto University, Japan, 1989-1990.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Das Katha Aranyaka, 1974. Editor: Kleine Schriften (W. Caland), 1989. Editor Indo-Iranian Journal, since 1979, Studien zur Indo-Iranistik journal, since 1975.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

With Federal Republic of Germany Army, 1963-1965. Member American Oriental Society, German Oriental Society, Linguistic Society of Nepal.

Connections

Married Yayoi Yoshida, August 12, 1969. 1 child, Leonard Manabu.

father:
Karl Rudolf Witzel

mother:
L.M. Alwine (Kahrs) Witzel

spouse:
Yayoi Yoshida

child:
Leonard Manabu Witzel