DEWHURST, Robert Paget

DEWHURST, Robert Paget. Clitheroe, Lanc. 21.7.1869 — 27.12.1935. British Civil Servant and Indologist in India. Son of James Dewhurst & Frances Elizabeth. Educated at Clitheroe Grammar School and from 1888 Oxford. 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 with Florence Francis Maud Millington, children.

Publications: transl al-Shirwani’s Nafhat-ul-Yaman. 1. 192 p. Allahabad 1898.

– “Sanskrit grammatical note”, JRAS 1916, 571f., and other articles.

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; stary noted in internet (i.al. Lancashire birth register).

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