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Kamil Václav Zvelebil (September 17, 1927 – January 17, 2009) was a distinguished Czech scholar in Indian literature and linguistics, notably Tamil, Sanskrit, Dravidianlinguistics and literature and philology.
Life and career
Zvelebil studied at the Charles University in Prague from 1946 to 1952 where he majored in Indology, English language, literature and philosophy. After obtaining his Ph.D in 1952 and until 1970 he was a senior research fellow in Tamil and Dravidian linguistics and literature at the Oriental Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. He held the role of associate professor of Tamil and Dravidian at Charles University in Prague until 1968, when he and his family (including his son, the later archaeologist, Marek Zvelebil) were forced to flee after the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. They fled to the United States at first, but later settled in the Netherlands.
During the late 1960s, he made many field trips including those to South India. From 1965 to 1966, he was a temporary professor in Dravidian studies at the University of Chicago in the United States and was a visiting professor at Heidelberg University between 1967 and 1968.
In 1970, after more time at the University of Chicago, he was a visiting professor at the Collège de France in Paris. After more travel through European universities he became the professor of Dravidian linguistics and South Indian literature and culture at Utrecht University until his retirement in 1992.
He has authored numerous books and articles on Dravidian linguistics and literature. Some of them are:
- Comparative Dravidian Phonology, Published by Mouton, ASIN: B0006BZAIK
- Dravidian Linguistics: An Introduction, PILC (Pondicherry Institute of Linguistics and Culture), 1990
- Tamil Literature, E.J. Brill, Leiden, 1975, ISBN 90-04-04190-7
- Companion Studies to the History of Tamil Literature, Handbuch Der Orientalistik Series, Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 90-04-09365-6
- The Smile of Murugan: On Tamil Literature of South India, ISBN 90-04-03591-5, Brill Academic Publishers (not to be confused with Michael Wood's book "The smile of Murugan: a south Indian journey")
- The Poets of the Powers: Magic, Freedom, and Renewal, ISBN 0-09-115901-6
- Literary Conventions in Akam Poetry
- Two Tamil Folktales: The Story of King Matanakama, the Story of Peacock Ravana, UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: Indian Series, ISBN 81-208-0212-8
- Lexicon of Tamil Literature, ISBN 90-04-10072-5, Handbuch Der Orientalistik, Brill Academic Publishers
- Nilgiri areal studies, Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press, 1st ed edition (2001), ISBN 80-7184-945-6
- Introducing Tamil literature, ASIN: B0007JK3TC
- Ananda-tandava of Siva-sadanrttamurti: The development of the concept of Atavallan-Kuttaperumanatikal in the South Indian textual and iconographic tradition, Institute of Asian Studies; 1st ed edition (1985), ASIN: B0006EL29I
- Introduction to the Historical Grammar of the Tamil Language, Oriental Institute in Academia (1970), ASIN: B0006CIL44
- The Irulas of the Blue Mountains, Foreign & Comparative Studies (June 1988), ISBN 0-915984-91-1
- Tamulica et Dravidica: A Selection of Papers on Tamil and Dravidian Linguistics, Prague: KAROLINUM/CHARLES UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1998
Kamil Zvelebil has authored more than 500 bibliographic items including books, articles and reviews and translations.
- Zvelebil, Kamil., Dravidian Linguistics: An Introduction", PILC (Pondicherry Institute of Linguistics and Culture), 1990
- Zvelebil, Kamil., Tamil Literature, E.J. Brill, Leiden, 1975, ISBN 90-04-04190-7
Sahitya Akademi fellows
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Marek Zvelebil, FSA (1952–2011) was a Czech-Dutcharchaeologist and prehistorian, considered amongst "the most important and influential archaeological thinkers of his generation".
The son of IndologistKamil Zvelebil, Zvelebil left his birth city of Prague with his family in 1968 following the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. The family first lived in the United States before returning to Europe and settling in the Netherlands. Zvelebil however studied in Oxford, England, and went on to gain a BA in Archaeology from the University of Sheffield and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he was one of the last students of Grahame Clark. Marek then taught at the University of South Carolina before returning to Sheffield in 1981 as a Research Fellow, later holding the positions of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader and finally Professor of European Prehistory. Overall he spent thirty years at Sheffield, with spells as a visiting professor at several institutions across Europe and North America.
Zvelebil's primary research interest was in the European Mesolithic and Mesolithic-Neolithic transition, particularly in the Baltic region. His PhD research was on the transition to farming in Finland and the eastern Baltic. Over the course of his career he wrote or edited more than a hundred scholarly works, including seminal papers such as Hunters in Transition (1986) and “Plant Use in the Mesolithic and its role in the transition to farming” (1994). The latter, published in the Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society was awarded the R. M. Baguley Prize. With the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1989, Zvelebil was able to extend his research, looking at early farming cultures in eastern Europe and Siberian hunter-gatherer peoples. His field research included a co-directed major project in southeastern Ireland, as well as the Sheffield Department of Archaeology's long-running project in the Outer Hebrides.
Zvelebil died on 7 July 2011, at the age of 59.
- Archaeology Yesterday and Today: The Development of Archaeology in the Sciences and Humanities by Zdenek Vasicek, Jaroslav Malina and Marek Zvelebil (Hardcover - 26 Oct 1990)
- Harvesting the Sea, Farming the Forest: Emergence of Neolithic Societies in the Baltic Region (Sheffield Archaeological Monographs) by Marek Zvelebil, R.W. Dennell and Lucyna Domanska (Hardcover - 1 May 1998)
- Hunters in Transition: Mesolithic Societies of Temperate Eurasia and their Transition to Farming (New Directions in Archaeology) by Marek Zvelebil (Paperback - 18 Jun 2009)