A.K. Warder, noted scholar of Pali and Indian Buddhism, dies

University of Toronto professor emeritus Anthony Kennedy (A. K.) Warder — a noted scholar of Indian Buddhism and the Pali language, and author of Introduction to Pali and Indian Buddhism – has died at age 88.

In an obituary, fellow University of Toronto professor Stella Sandahl writes, “Professor Warder was active for some years in the affairs of the Pali Text Society, which also published his first book Introduction to Pali. “In this text book Professor Warder took the then revolutionary approach of treating Pali as an independent language, not just a derivative of Sanskrit.” You can read the full obituary on the website of the Buddhist press Sumeru.