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    Lehrstuhl für Indologie


    Edited by Karin Steiner & Heidrun Brückner

    Published 2010 in Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden. Reihe: "Drama and Theater in Südasien", Band 8

    Written by Heidrun Brückner

    Published 2009 in Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden. Reihe: "Drama and Theater in Südasien", Band 7

    Edited by Heidrun Brückner, Elisabeth Schömbucher & Phillip B. Zarrilli

    Published 2007 by Manohar Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi

    Edited by Heidrun Brückner & Gabriele Zeller

    Published 2007 by Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden

    Edited by Dilip Chitre, Günther-Dietz Sontheimer, Heidrun Brückner, Anne Feldhaus & Rainer Kimmig

    First Published 1994 by Manohar Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi

    Second, revised Internet Version (2003)

    Tender Ironies is an unusual anthology because it is a tribute paid to an unusual man by his friends and colleagues across the world and across a wide range of disciplines. Lothar Lutze, for whom Tender Ironies is a Festschrift, turned to studying and teaching Hindi not by design so much as by coincidence. But his lasting affair with modern Indian literature and culture made him a unique figure among contemporary Indologists in the Western world. Lutze became one of the pillars of 'Heidelberg Indology,' offering a modern alternative to traditionally oriented classical German Indology, practised mainly at a scholar's desk, safely away from the apparently maddening real-world complexities of 'the field.' Contributors to Tender Ironies do justice to both the desk and the field. They include Indologists from Europe and America as well as some outstanding poets, writers, literary translators, and scholars from India as well as 'the West.' Tender Ironies is a varied spread of contributions laid out for Lothar Lutze and catering to his wide interests. It is an anthology that would appeal to any reader with a similarly eclectic taste and a strong interest in contemporary Indology.