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15998Re: A K Warder passed away?

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  • Dhivan Thomas Jones
    Feb 17 1:42 AM
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      Yes. Here is the notice I received via the H-Buddhism list:

      The death in Toronto has been announced of the distinguished scholar
      Prof. A.K.Warder. A funeral service for him and for his wife Nargez
      will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday 15 February 2013, at Turner &
      Porter Funeral Home, 2357 Bloor Street, West, Toronto (viewing from
      10.00 a.m.); with interment afterwards at St. John's Dixie Cemetery,
      737 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, Ontario.

      Prof. Warder, a graduate of the University of London, taught for many
      years at the University of Toronto. As Chairman of the Department of
      East Asian Studies during a formative period, he built up a strong
      programme in Sanskrit and South Asian Studies, which for some years
      existed as a separate Department. A very learned scholar, he is best
      known for his Indian Buddhism (1st pub. 1970; 3rd revised edition,
      Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2000) and for his monumental 8-volume
      study of Indian Kāvya Literature (Motilal Banarsidass, 1972-2011). As
      well as other books on Buddhism, Indian philosophy and Indian
      literature, he also wrote an Introduction to Pali (Pali Text Society,
      1963; 3rd revised edition, 2005), and Pali Metre: A Contribution to
      the History of Indian Literature (Pali Text Society, 1967); and he was
      active for some years in the affairs of the Pali Text Society. A
      volume of studies in his honour was edited by Profs. N.K.Wagle and
      F.Watanabe (1993).

      David Waterhouse
      University of Toronto

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