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Claus Peter Zoller

Professor - South Asia studies
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Phone +47-22858039
Fax +47-22854828
Room 385 PAM
Available hours Wednesdays 11 - 12
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 OSLO


Academic Interests

Hindi literature and linguistics, languages of the Western Himalayas and North Pakistan, performance traditions of North India and Pakistan, Romani linguistics.


HIN1110, HIN1120, HIN2110 , HIN4010, HIN4011, SAS3000, SAS4011

Higher education and employment history

Selection of projects:
The Hindi Database Project:
Romanifolkets språk:
Bangani and languages of north-west South Asia
A grammar of Indus Kohistani (North Pakistan)
A collection of fairy tales from Indus Kohistan (North Pakistan)
Educational background:
Study of classical and modern Indology, anthropology and German studies
PhD with a thesis on an Indo-Tibetan border language
Habilitation with a thesis on language and stylistics of a Himalayan oral epic


Employment as assistant and then associate professor at the Universities of Heidelberg and Frankfurt
Representative of the Heidelberg South Asia Institute in New Delhi
Several scholarships and research projects in India and Pakistan funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg
Department of Indology, University of Würzburg
South Asia Institute, University of Texas in Austin
Computational Linguistics R & D, Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi
Department of Linguistics, Delhi University, Delhi
National School of Drama, New Delhi
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi,
Doon Library & Research Centre, Dehra Dun (India)



Tags: Hindi, South Asia, India, Rituals
Published Jun 24, 2010 12:28 PM - Last modified Jun 13, 2013 11:44 AM