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Ludo Rocher
Ludo Rocher (1926-2016) was an eminent Sanskrit
Sanskrit
scholar, and the W. Norman Brown Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania.[1]Contents1 Biography 2 Awards 3 Select bibliography 4 Legacy 5 ReferencesBiography[edit] Ludo Rocher was born in Hemiksem
Hemiksem
in the province of Antwerp, Belgium on 25 April 1926. He became a U.S. citizen in 1972. Rocher received his MA (summa cum laude) in Classics with a minor in Sanskrit
Sanskrit
in 1948 from the University of Ghent. Subsequently, he was awarded two doctorates by the same university[2] - a JD (Juris Doctor) and a PhD (also summa cum laude) in 1952. His principal teacher at the university was Adriaan Scharpé
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Royal Academy Of Overseas Sciences
The Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (RAOS) (French: Académie royale des sciences d'outre-mer; Dutch: Koninklijke Academie voor Overzeese Wetenschappen) is a Belgian federal academy that contributes to the progress of scientific knowledge about overseas regions. The seat of the Academy is located in 231 Avenue Louise, 1000 Brussels.[1]Contents1 History 2 Competitions, scholarships and prizes 3 Publications 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The Academy was founded under the name of Institut Royal Colonial Belge (Royal Belgian Colonial Institute) in 1928. In 1954 the institute was renamed as the Académie Royale des Sciences Coloniales (Royal Academy of Colonial Sciences). At that time its area of activities was restricted to the Belgian Congo
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Xinru Liu
Xinru Liu (born 1951) is an associate professor of early Indian history and world history at The College of New Jersey, and has held since 1993 a full professorship at the Institute of World History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.[1] Liu had little formal schooling but instead worked as a peasant and then as a factory worker during the Cultural Revolution. She taught herself English and history and gained admittance to the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a PhD in 1985 for work on Ancient Indian and Chinese History. Her PhD dissertation was published by Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press
as Ancient India and Ancient China: Trade and Religious Exchanges, A.D. 1-600 (1988).[2][3] She has written many books on Indian and Chinese history. Liu has won a Grant from American Association of University Women, 1984, a Grant from Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1990
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Institut De France
The Institut de France
France
(French pronunciation: ​[ɛ̃stity də fʁɑ̃s], Institute of France) is a French learned society, grouping five académies, the most famous of which is the Académie française. The Institute, located in Paris, manages approximately 1,000 foundations, as well as museums and châteaux open for visit
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Colette Caillat
Colette Caillat (15 January 1921 – 15 January 2007) was a French professor of Sanskrit
Sanskrit
and comparative grammar. She was also one of the world's leading Jain
Jain
scholars.Contents1 Biography 2 Awards and honors 3 Academic publications 4 Web referencesBiography[edit] Caillat was born in Saint-Leu-la-Forêt, Seine-et-Oise, January 15, 1921. She embarked upon her academic career with the study of Classical Latin
Classical Latin
and Greek, focusing on their literary and grammatical aspects. This led her to the study of Sanskrit
Sanskrit
under Louis Renou and Jules Bloch when he replaced Prof. Renou who was visiting India. Prof. Bloch played a key role in exposing his students to Indian classical languages such as Pali, Prakrit
Prakrit
and Apabhramsha as well as modern Indo-Aryan languages
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Festschrift
In academia, a Festschrift (German pronunciation: [ˈfɛstʃrɪft]; plural, Festschriften [ˈfɛstʃrɪftən]) is a book honoring a respected person, especially an academic, and presented during their lifetime. It generally takes the form of an edited volume, containing contributions from the honoree's colleagues, former pupils, and friends. The term, borrowed from German, and literally meaning "party-writing" (cognate with "feast-script"), might be translated as "celebration publication" or "celebratory (piece of) writing". An alternative Latin term is liber amicorum (literally: “book of friends”)
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Patrick Olivelle
Patrick Olivelle is an Indologist.[1][2] A philologist and scholar of Sanskrit Literature
Sanskrit Literature
whose work has focused on asceticism, renunciation and the dharma, Olivelle has been Professor of Sanskrit
Sanskrit
and Indian Religions in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas, Austin since 1991.[1][3] Olivelle was born in Sri Lanka.[3] He received a B.A. (Honours) in 1972 from the University of Oxford, where he studied Sanskrit, Pali and Indian Religions
Indian Religions
with Thomas Burrow and R.C. Zaehner.[3] He received his Ph.D
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Smriti
DivisionsSamhita Brahmana Aranyaka UpanishadsUpanishads Rig vedicAitareya KaushitakiSama vedicChandogya KenaYajur vedicBrihadaranyaka Isha Taittiriya Katha Shvetashvatara MaitriAtharva vedicMundaka Mandukya PrashnaOther scripturesBhagavad Gita AgamasRelated Hindu
Hindu
textsVedangasShiksha Chandas Vyakarana Nirukta Kalpa JyotishaPuranas Brahma
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Richard W. Lariviere
Richard W. Lariviere is the president of the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. He took over the post on October 1, 2012.[1] Previously, he served as the President of the University of Oregon from July 2009 until November 2011.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Recognitions and Awards 4 References 5 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Lariviere was born in Chicago and grew up in Marshalltown, Iowa. He earned a B.A. in History of Religion from the University of Iowa in 1972, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1978, he earned his Doctorate in Sanskrit from the University of Pennsylvania. After spending time in India, Lariviere built an impressive academic career around the country’s languages, histories, religions and culture. He has published articles and several books on Indian legal history. He reads eight languages and speaks French and Hindi
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Asiatic Society
The Asiatic Society
The Asiatic Society
was founded by civil servant Sir William Jones on 15 January 1784 in a meeting presided over by Sir William Jones, Justice of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William
Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William
at the Fort William in Calcutta, then capital of the British Raj, to enhance and further the cause of Oriental
Oriental
research. At the time of its foundation, this Society was named as "Asiatick Society". In 1825, the society dropped the antique k without any formal resolution and the Society was renamed as "The Asiatic Society". In 1832 the name was changed to " The Asiatic Society
The Asiatic Society
of Bengal" and again in 1936 it was renamed as "The Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal." Finally, on 1 July 1951 the name of the society was changed to its present one
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University Of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania (commonly known as Penn or UPenn) is a private Ivy League research university located in the University City section of Philadelphia. Incorporated as The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn is one of 14 founding members of the Association of American Universities and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution.[5] Benjamin Franklin, Penn's founder, advocated an educational program that focused as much on practical education for commerce and public service as on the classics and theology, though his proposed curriculum was never adopted
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American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society
American Philosophical Society
(APS), founded in 1743 and located in Philadelphia, is an eminent scholarly organization of international reputation that promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach. Considered the first learned society in the United States, it has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for over 270 years. Through research grants, published journals, the American Philosophical Society Museum, an extensive library, and regular meetings, the society continues to advance a variety of disciplines in the humanities and the sciences
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University Of Brussels
A university (Latin: universitas, "a whole") is an institution of higher (or tertiary) education and research which awards academic degrees in various academic disciplines
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Habilitation
Habilitation defines the qualification to conduct self-contained university teaching and is the key for access to a professorship in many European countries. Despite all changes implemented in the European higher education systems during the Bologna Process, it is the highest qualification level issued through the process of a university examination and remains a core concept of scientific careers in these countries.[1] The degree is conferred for a habilitation thesis based on independent scholarship, which was reviewed by and successfully defended before an academic committee in a process similar to that of a doctoral dissertation
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Pune
Nickname(s): Oxford of the East, Queen of Deccan creative city[1][2]PunePune Show map of IndiaPune Pune
Pune
(Maharashtra) Show map of MaharashtraCoordinates: 18°31′13″N 73°51′24″E / 18.52028°N 73.85667°E / 18.52028; 73.85667Coordinates: 18°31′13″N 73°51′24″E / 18.52028°N 73.85667°E / 18.52028; 73.85667Country  IndiaState MaharashtraDistrict PuneGovernment • Type Mayor–Council • Mayor Mukta Tilak (BJP)[3][4] • Municipal Commissioner Mr
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