India-related private collections in German Archives


This list con­tains infor­ma­tion con­cern­ing lit­er­ary estates relat­ed to India which are stored in Ger­man archives. The bulk of the dece­dents con­sist of mis­sion­ar­ies or sci­en­tists whose work was sit­u­at­ed in India, either as phys­i­cal loca­tion loca­tion or as sub­ject mat­ter ­– nev­er­the­less, one will also find politi­cians, busi­ness­men and adven­tur­ers amongst them. In addi­tion to infor­ma­tion con­cern­ing the estate itself (i.e. its con­tent, the tem­po­ral span it cov­ers, as well as its phys­i­cal extent) the list also con­tains brief bio­graph­i­cal data about the decedents.

The list was com­piled by Mar­tin Christof-Füch­sle and Nico Putz. Besides estates, the list also con­tains infor­ma­tion regard­ing the archives that store them, as well as some tips for fur­ther inde­pen­dent research on estates via the online data­base kalliope.

We thank you very much in advance for any ref­er­ences to fur­ther rel­e­vant estates! Please direct­ly con­tact Nico Putz with any such information.

Down­load the list here as PDF or as sortable XLS.