Ulrike Niklas, Heinz Werner Wessler, Peter Wyzlic and Stefan Zimmer (Eds.)
»Das alles hier«
Festschrift für Konrad Klaus zum 65. Geburtstag
»Das Weltall, die Gesamtheit des in der Welt Vorhandenen, wird in den Brāhmaṇas gewöhnlich mit dem Ausdruck idaṃ sarvam ›das alles hier‹ bezeichnet…«, reads Konrad Klaus' doctoral thesis Die altindische Kosmologie (1986). The completion of his 65th year – at the same time the completion of two decades as a university professor in Bonn – is a welcome occasion for us to honour Konrad Klaus with this Festschrift. »Das alles hier« may gladly also be interpreted in terms of the honoree's life's work to date: A rich academic work with multiple activities in teaching, research and science management with a large number of brilliant publications on philological and cultural-historical issues as visible signs. Konrad Klaus has a worthy place in the scholarly tradition of Indology, which began in Germany with the establishment of the first chair dedicated to Indian philology at the newly founded University of Bonn in 1818. It would be mistaken to think that the 200th anniversary in 2018 was a kind of early funeral. The transition to South Asian Studies with a renewed profile is part of the life's work of Konrad Klaus, who, although himself a classical Indologist, fully supported and benevolently accompanied this reorientation.
Ulrike Niklas is Professor Emeritus of Indology at the University of Cologne.
Heinz Werner Wessler is Professor of Indology at the University of Uppsala, Sweden.
Peter Wyzlic is Librarian at the Institute for Oriental and Asian Studies at the University of Bonn.
Stefan Zimmer is Professor Emeritus of Indo-Germanic Studies and Celtic Studies at the University of Bonn.