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Klaus K. Klostermaier
Born 1933
Munich, Germany
Nationality Canadian
Education PhD in philosophy from the Gregorian University in Rome (1961),
PhD in Ancient Indian History and Culture from the University of Bombay (1969).
Known for Sanskrit and Hindu scholar
Title University Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Klaus K. Klostermaier (born 1933 in Munich, Germany) is a researcher on Hinduism and Indian history and culture. He obtained a PhD in philosophy from the Gregorian University in Rome in 1961, and another in "Ancient Indian History and Culture" from the University of Bombay in 1969.

He joined the Department of Religion at the University of Manitoba (Canada) in 1970. He is the recipient of a Rh-Institute Award for "Excellence in then Humanities", of a Templeton Course Award in Science and Religion and an Award for Excellence in Graduate teaching from the University of Manitoba. In 1986 he was elected "Distinguished Professor."

He was nominated in 1998 a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and was Head of the Department of Religion at the University of Manitoba (Canada) from 1986 to 1997, and director of an "Asian Studies Center", 1990-1995.

He was the Director of Academic Affairs at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies from 1997-1998.

Selected works

  • Hinduism: A Beginner's Guide(2008)
  • The Nature of Nature: Explorations in Science, Philosophy and Religion (2004);
  • Hindu Writings: A Short Introduction to the Major Sources (2001);
  • A Survey of Hinduism (3rd ed. 2007);
  • Buddhism: A Short Introduction" (1999)
  • Indian Theology in Dialogue (1986);
  • Mythologies and Philosophies of Salvation in the Theistic Traditions of India (1984);
  • Hindu and Christian in Vrindaban (1969).

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