DUROISELLE, Charles

DUROISELLE, Charles. Paris 25.6.1871 — 1951. French Archaeologist and Pāli Scholar in Burma. From 1903 correspondant of É.F.E.O. In 1909 Honorary Keeper of Manuscripts in Bernard Free Library, Rangoon. Superintendent of the Archaeological Survey of Burma from 1912 or 1919 (succeeding Taw Sein Ko) with headquarters in Mandalay, retired in 1939. Also Professor of Pāli in Rangoon.

Publications: A practical grammar of the Pāli language. 346 p. Rangoon 1906, 3rd ed. R. 1921; School Pāli Series. 1. Reader. 2. Vocabulary. Rangoon 1907.

“Upagutta et Māra”, BEFEO 4, 1904, 414-426 (in the Lokapaññatti); “Note sur la géographie apocryphe de la Birmanie, à propos de la légende de Pûrna”, BEFEO 5, 1905, 146-167; “The Commentary on the Dhammapada”, Buddhism 2:1, c. 1906; review of Bode, Pāli Lit. of Burma, Journal of Burma Res. Soc. 1:1, 1911, 119-122.

– Edited & transl. Medhaṁkara: Jinacarita, or, The career of the conqueror: a Pāli poem. 26+197 p. Rangoon 1906.

– “Inventaire des inscriptions pālies, sanskrites, mōn et pyū de Birmanie”, BEFEO 12, 1912, 19-34

Notes on the Vessantara Jataka Vatthu. 85 p. Rangoon 1917.

The Talaing plaques on the Ananda text. 210+174 p. A.S. of Burma, Epigr. Birmanica 2:1-2. Rangoon 1921.

Catalogue of Coins in the Phayre Museum, Rangoon. 36 p. Rangoon 1924.

Guide to the Mandalay Palace. 4+59 p. Rangoon 1925.

The Ānanda Temple at Pagan. 24 p. 14 pl. M.A.S.I. 56. Delhi 1937.

Annual reports and further articles on Burmese antiquities.

Sources: *Obituary by Pe Maung Tin 1951; works in N.U.C.; briefly in U Tin Htway, “Burmese Epigraphy”, Aséanie 7, 2001, 35-57; Wikipedia briefly.

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