Indology (and other matters)

at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Prof. Dr. Robert J. Zydenbos (July 28th, 2021)

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Please expect that also in the winter term 2021/22, due to the persisting virus crisis, most if not all of the courses offered in the Institut für Indologie und Tibetologie will take place online.

These web pages contain information that is made available by Prof. Dr. Robert J. Zydenbos, professor of Indology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. His website at the Leibniz-Rechenzentrum is, where several items among the contents here are linked.

The items of information on these pages are personal communications and recommendations; they are not official statements of the LMU.

Denke an Paty

Let us remember Samuel Paty (1973-2020)1, a teacher who taught his pupils about freedom of thought and expression2


URL for the overview of the courses:


Older lists of courses:

Information for students:

URL for ‘Introductory Kannada’:


URL for ‘Kannada I’ (German):


Further information about the use of computers in Indology:

Broadcasts about India in Bavarian Radio

For a selection of podcasts about topics concerning India (in German) see the webpage Sendungen im Bayerischen Rundfunk zu Indien.

– A small sample of the languages at our institute: what they look like

The languages on this sign can all be learnt at our institute: from top to bottom Kannada, Hindi, Tibetan (except for English: the university has a separate department of English for that). Besides these, also Sanskrit and Urdu are taught at our institute. The sign stands in Karnataka at the side of the highway from Mysore to Madikeri, at the corner where a sideroad leads south towards Bylakuppe, the largest Tibetan settlement in India.

After you have spent a while at our institute, you too will be able to read all that (photograph © R.J. Zydenbos, 2013).

©  2013 R.J. Zydenbos

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