Fonds Mss 219, Pc 195, Tc 57 (A.04-113) - Klaus K. Klostermaier fonds

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Klaus K. Klostermaier fonds

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CA UMASC Mss 219, Pc 195, Tc 57 (A.04-113)

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  • 1983-1984 (Creation)

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0.12 m of textual records.
420 slides.
45 audio cassettes.

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Klaus K. Klostermaier, F.R.S.C., is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Manitoba. He was born in Munich, Germany and joined the University of Manitoba in 1970. Dr. Klostermaier received his doctorate in Ancient Indian History and Culture in 1969 at the University of Bombay. During his ten years living in India, he studied numerous sacred texts in their original languages (Sanskrit, Hindi, Pali, Latin, Classical Greek, German, Italian, French). Dr. Klostermaier was the founder and first director of the Asian Studies department (1990-1995). He also was Head of the Religion Department between 1986 and 1997. Dr. Klostermaier has published many books dealing with religions and philosophies of India and the relationship between science and religion including Nature of Nature: Explorations in Science, Philosophy, and Religion (2004), Hindu Writing (2000), Hinduism: a Short History (2000), and Buddhism: a Short Introduction (1999). He has taught courses such as "Intro to World Religions", "Religions of Indian Origin", and "Indian Religious Art and Architecture."

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The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Klaus K. Klostermaier in 2004.

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The fonds consists of audio-visual programs and material on multiculturalism regarding cultural groups in Manitoba and foreign students at the University of Manitoba. The records originate from his work with the Research Group on Canadian Multiculturalism in the University of Manitoba's Department of Religion.

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An on-line finding aid is available at the link below: MSS 219, PC 195, TC 57 (A.04-113).

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