DEWHURST, Robert Paget. Clitheroe, Lancashire 21.7.1869 — 27.12.1935. British Civil Servant and Indologist in India. Son of James Dewhurst and Frances Elizabeth. Educated at Clitheroe Grammar School, studies from 1888 at Oxford (Balliol College, M.A.). In 1892 joined the I.C.S., served in North India. Back in Britain (1904?), he was University Lecturer in Hindustani at Oxford (1924 there), but taught even Avestan (to H. W. Bailey). Married Florence Francis Maud Millington, children. He wrote ghazalis in Urdū using the name ‘Saqib’.
Publications: Transl. al-Shirwani’s Nafhat-ul-Yaman. 1. 192 p. Allahabad 1898.
– “Persian and Arabic Words in the Satsai of Bihali Lal”, JRAS 1915, 122-127.
– “Sanskrit grammatical note”, JRAS 1916, 571f.; other brief articles and reviews.
– Edited: “The Shṛngāra-shataka of Bhartṛhari, with an old commentary in Hindi written early in 17th century”, JUPHS 1:1, 1917, 59-151.
Sources: Oxford Men in Br. Biogr. Arch. 2nd Series; stray notes in internet (i.al. Lancashire birth register).
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