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Indology (and other matters)

at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Prof. Dr. Robert J. Zydenbos (April 29th, 2024)

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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 contents of these web pages are personal messages and recommendations by Prof. Zydenbos; they are not official positions taken by the LMU München.


The word убийца means ‘murderer’.

Please note: there are also decent and brave Russians, like Marina Ovsyannikova1.

General remarks about Indology

General questions from students about Indology will not be answered, if the reader has not at least read this text2 about the subject. Very recommendable is the article (in German) by Prof. Dr. Roland Steiner, Indologie?.3

Since October 1, 2023, I am retired from active service at the Institute for Indology and Tibetology. At present no new courses have been planned (yet).

Information for students:

Further information about the use of computers in Indology:

(The following three links about writing Kannada on various software platforms need updating, but do contain some useful information.)

Broadcasts about India on Bavarian Radio

For an incomplete 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


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