J.A.B. Van Buitenen





J.A.B. Van Buitenen


Born
in Netherlands
January 01, 1928

Died
September 21, 1979

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Johannes Adrianus Bernardus van Buitenen (1928 - 21 September, 1979) was an Indologist at the University of Chicago where he was the George V. Bobrinskoy Professor of Sanskrit in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations. His interests ranged widely over literature, philosophy and philology but toward the end of his career he focused primarily on the Mahābhārata.

van Buitenen studied with Jan Gonda at the Rijksuniversiteit, Utrecht (since 1990 Universiteit Utrecht). His proefschrift was published in 1953 and he emigrated to America where he took a position at the University of Chicago, remaining there until his death in 1979 at the age of fifty-one.

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The Mahabharata, Volume 1: ...

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The Mahabharata, Volume 2: ...

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The Mahabharata, Volume 3: ...

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Tales of Ancient India

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Two Plays of Ancient India

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The Maitrayaniya Upanisad: ...

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