HOLLINGS, William. Calcutta 1810 — near Cawnpore (Kanpur) 1857. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of a merchant, lost his father in 1815 and was sent to London for education. Cadet of E.I.C. 1826 and left for Calcutta. Learned quickly Hindustani and soon became an Interpreter. Served in different parts of northern India, finally in Cawnpore (Kanpur). Rised to Captain, but in 1850 was dismissed because of his drinking problem. Now became the editor of the Cawnpore newspaper Central Star, then from 1853 indigo merchant there. Killed during the uprising.

Publications: Translated: Prem Sagur. 4+440 p. Calcutta 1848; The Bytal Pucheesee. 10+128 p. Calcutta 1848, 4th ed. 1884, new ed. Allahabad 1900 (Baitāl pacīsī); The Bagh-O-Behar. 6+174 p. Calcutta 1851; A translation of popular Rekhtú songs, with the English and Hindustani facing each other in each page. 78 p. Calcutta 1852.

Sources: http://conthroughhistory.blogspot.com/2012/05/exotic-life-of-captain-hollings.html; works in catalog.hathitrust.org.

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