CAIN, John

CAIN, John. 184? — 17.3.1917. Rev. British Missionary in India. Arrived in India in 1869, from 1874 in Dummagudem in Godavari dt. working there until his death. Married 1880 Sarah Davies (d. 1934), the first Australian missionary in India. He collected notes about Dravidian tribal languages and customs and participated in the revision of the Telugu Bible.

Publications: “The Couvade or ‘Hatching’”, IA 3, 1874, 151 (on Yerukalas); “The Bhadrachelkam and Rekapalli Taluqas”, IA 8, 1879, 33-36, 215-221; 10, 1881, 259-264 (on Kuis and their language); “The Yerukala language”, IA 9, 1880, 210-212; “The Koi, a Southern Tribe of the Gond”, JRAS 13, 1881, 410-428.

Sources:, with link to a short obituary in The Harvest Field 37:5, May 1917, 195f.; not in the Br. Biogr. Arch. 1st & 2nd series.

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