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Pages: 17. Chapters: Michael Witzel, John Boswell, Michael S.
Heiser, George Perkins Marsh, William Dwight Whitney, Basil Lanneau
Gildersleeve, Hunter R. Rawlings III, Francis March, Seth
Benardete, Herbert Weir Smyth, George Martin Lane, George Kingsley
Zipf, Cyrus Adler, Warren Johansson, Peter Tamony, Max Margolis,
Charles Knapp, James Bradstreet Greenough, Albert Stanburrough
Cook, Elmer Truesdell Merrill, Adolphe Cohn, William L. Moran,
Maurice Bloomfield, Samuel Stehman Haldeman, Maria Mavroudi, Carl
Darling Buck, Samuel Hart, Frederic de Forest Allen, John Driscoll
Fitz-Gerald, Alice Kober, Henry Alfred Todd, Edward Washburn
Hopkins, Ernest Gottlieb Sihler, William Henry Carpenter, Gordon
Hall Gerould, William Churchill, Raymond Weeks. Excerpt: Michael
Witzel (born 1943) is a German-American linguist and philologist, a
professor of Sanskrit at Harvard University, United States. Witzel
was born at at Schwiebus, then in Germany, now Poland. He studied
Indology in Germany (from 1965 to 1971) under Paul Thieme, H. P.
Schmidt, K. Hoffmann and J. Narten as well as in Nepal (1972-1973)
under the M m msaka Jununath Pandit. At Kathmandu (1972-1978), he
led the Nepal-German Manuscript Preservation Project and the Nepal
Research Centre. He has taught at Tubingen (1972), Leiden
(1978-1986), and at Harvard (since 1986) and has held visiting
appointments at Kyoto (twice), Paris (twice), and Tokyo (twice). He
has been teaching Sanskrit since 1972. He is noted for his studies
of the dialects of Vedic Sanskrit, old Indian history, the
development of Vedic religion, and the linguistic prehistory of
South Asia. He is editor-in-chief of the Electronic Journal of
Vedic Studies (EJVS) and the Harvard Oriental Series. He has been
president of the Association for the Study of Language in
Prehistory (ASLIP) since 1999, as well as of the new
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