Claus Peter Zoller
Hindi literature and linguistics, languages of the Western Himalayas and North Pakistan, performance traditions of North India and Pakistan, Romani linguistics.
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)
- 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)
- 2010. Aspects of the Early History of Romani. Acta Orientalia 2010: 71, 243-312.
- 2009. Genitive Marking of Subjects in West Pahari. Acta Orientalia 2008:69, 121-151.
- 2007. Is Bangani a V2 Language? European Bulletin of Himalayan Research 2007:31, 83-141.
- 2007. Himalayan Heroes. In Brückner, Heidrun, Hugh van Skyhawk and Claus Peter Zoller (eds.), The Concept of Hero in Indian Culture; pp. 237-274. New Delhi: Manohar.
- 2005. A Grammar and Dictionary of Indus Kohistani. Volume 1: Dictionary. Trends in Linguistics, Documentation 21-1. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
- 2004. Kabir and ritualized language. Acta Orientalia 2004:65, 33-68.
- 2001. On the relationship between folk and classical traditions in South Asia. European Bulletin of Himalayan Research 2001:20-1, 77-104.
- 1999. An Indian myth on the creation of death and life. In Schömbucher, Elisabeth and Claus Peter Zoller (eds.), Ways of Dying: Death and its meanings in South Asia; pp. 205-232. New Delhi: Manohar.
- 1999. 'My mother an Apsara, the father a Kshatriya, my uncle the son of a Gandharva': Humour in the oral poetry of the Himalaya. In Oesterheld, Christina and Claus Peter Zoller (eds.), Of Clowns and Gods, Brahmans and Babus: Humour in South Asian Literatures; pp. 169-181. New Delhi: Manohar.
- 1997 Heroic Ballads and the Biography of a Woman: On Coping with Conflicts in the Western Garhwal Himalaya. In Stellrecht, Irmtraud and Matthias Winiger (eds.), Perspectives on History and Change in the Karakorum, Hindukush, and Himalaya; pp. 473-497. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag.