Sanskrit Handschriften (Signatur: SHT 399/51 V) (Detail) © Depositum der Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Orientabteilung
Auch die Durchführung von Forschungsprojekten auf dem Gebiet der Indologie, die im Sinne des Satzungszweckes nach § 2 Abs. 2 auf die Indienforschung in Deutschland ausgerichtet sind, wird von der Stiftung gefördert. Es werden nur Anträge mit detaillierter Kalkulation und konkurrierenden Kostenvoranschlägen angenommen.
Indoskript 2.0 is a paleographic database of Brahmi and Kharosthi that aims at covering the full historical development of these two Indic scripts. Indoskript builds on the great paleographic monographs of Bühler and Dani and on numerous more specialized publications, but offers a higher degree of flexibility.
While traditional printed works are static, Indoskript can be queried for different criteria such as historical time, place of origin, or phonetic restrictions. We are convinced that the built-in functions for filtering data and aggregating results facilitate paleographic research to a significant degree.
Indoskript 2.0 is a web interface that reproduces the core functionalities of the original Indoskript, but can be accessed from any platform. As the PC version was held in German and the comments on the sources and individual akṣaras have been adopted whole-sale, the comments remain in their original form and will, hopefully, be replaced by English equivalents in due time.
Harry Falk, Berlin
Oliver Hellwig, Berlin
Welcome to the database of Prof. Dr. Klaus Karttunen´s work Who Was Who of Indian Studies that emphasizes not only classical Indian Studies but also holds a great number of scholars from related fields and subjects including anthropology and archaeology in South Asia as well as Indo-European, ancient Iranian, Central Asian, and Tibetan Studies.
This collection is the result of many years. I inherited the interest in the history of learning from my teacher, Pentti Aalto. In order to learn more, I started as a young PG student going through, year by year, Indological, Oriental and Linguistic journals, starting with the Journal Asiatique and the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. Soon I noted that the obituaries offered interesting additions to what is told by Windisch and started a file. According to my own interests, I also decided to include the scholars working on Iranian, Indo-European and Tibetan. Especially in the 19th century they almost without exception had also to do with Sanskrit.
Projektzeitraum: 2017 bis 2018