Berliner Indologische Studien
Herausgegeben von
Klaus Bruhn und Gerd J.R. Mevissen


Berliner Indologische Studien, Band 19
ISBN 978-3-89693-283-9 (09/2010)
304 Seiten, 22,7 x 15,3 cm, 332 Abb., Kt., EUR 42,00
The seven contributions in volume 19 (2010) treat different aspects of South Asian culture. Michael Knüppel (Göttingen) brings to our attention the bequest of the German Tocharologist and Indologist Emil Sieg (1866-1951) now preserved in the Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen. Kurt Tropper (Vienna) and Gudrun Melzer (Leipzig) discuss a 13th-century Tibetan inscription in Alchi (Ladakh) and its parallels in Tibetan and Sanskrit literature. Ma
łgorzata Wielińska-Soltwedel (Munich) deals with the Bengali Tradition of Pānini’s Grammar between the 7th and the 15th century. The remaining four articles are concerned with art-historical subjects, covering a wide range of Buddhist, Jaina and Hindu iconography. The topic of Claudine Bautze-Picron (Berlin/Paris/Brussels) are the figures of emaciated demonic characters in Buddhist art, relating them to similar representations in Brahmanical art. Klaus Bruhn (Berlin) gives an overview of early Jaina iconography mainly from Mathura, but he also includes Chausa (pre-Gupta), Tamil Nadu, Aihole and Badami (Karnataka). Gerd J.R. Mevissen (Berlin) presents a corpus of more than 100 Visnu images from Bengal accompanied by miniature figures of the ten incarnations (dasāvatāras), with an appendix referring to more than 500 related images from other Indian regions. Ibrahim Shah (Mansehra) deals with some images of the sun-god Sūrya from the Northwest of the Indian subcontinent.

Inhalt / Table of Contents
MICHAEL KNÜPPEL: Der Nachlass Emil Siegs in den Beständen der Handschriftenabteilung der Niedersächsischen Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen
KURT TROPPER: With an Appendix by GUDRUN MELZER: The
Caityapradaksinagāthā Inscription in Alchi. A Valuable Witness for Kanjur Studies
ŁGORZATA WIELIŃSKA-SOLTWEDEL: The Bengali Tradition of Pānini’s Grammar
CLAUDINE BAUTZE-PICRON: The Buddha and His Emaciated Demons
KLAUS BRUHN: Early Jaina Iconography (an Overview)
GERD J.R. MEVISSEN: Corpus of Visnu Images with
dasāvatāras, predominantly from Bengal
IBRAHIM SHAH: A Pseudo-Corinthian Capital from Gandh
āra Depicting Sūrya in the National Museum Karachi and other Sūrya Images from the Northwest
Mitarbeiter / Contributors