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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  • 1983-84 (Creation)
    Klostermaier, Klaus K.

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12 cm of textual record, 420 slides, 45 audio tapes

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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 accession was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Klaus Kostermaier 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. Material is from the project of the Research Group on Canadian Multiculturalism, Department of Religion, the University of Manitoba.

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Slide Collection (PC 195) and Tape Collection (TC 57) are kept separately.

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The Research Group on Canadian Multiculturalism resulted from a proposal put forward by Dr. Klaus K. Klostermaier in 1983. The Group undertook the study of a number of cultural groups in Manitoba and produced audio-visual programs.

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Created by Vladimira Zvonik in 2006.
Quality checked by Mary Grace Golfo-Barcelona on 01 June 2017.

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