LOW, James

LOW, James. Causland 4.4.1791 — 1852. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer. Son of Alexander Low and Anne Thompson, educated at Edinburgh College. Cadet in E.I.C.’s army 1812. In 1819-40 served in Penang, 1840-45 in Singapore, 1824 led a mission to Thailand. Retired in 1845 as Lieutenant-Colonel, but returned to Scotland only in 1850.

Publications: Several articles of Thailand and Malay Peninsula in As. Res. and JASB.

– Grammar of the T’hai or Siamese language. 20+88 p. Calcutta 1828.

– “On Buddha and the Phrabát”, TrRAS 3, 1835, 57-124, pl. 1-3 (Buddhapāda in Thailand).

– “History of Tenasserim”, JRAS 2, 1835, 248-275; 3, 1836, 25-54, 287-336; 4, 1837, 42-108, 304-332; 5, 1839, 141-164, 216-263.

– “Translations of Passages from a Siamese version of a Pali work, termed in Siamese ‘Phra Pat’hom,’ with passing observations on Buddhism and Brahmanism”, JASB 17:2, 1848, 72-98; “A Few Gleanings in Buddhism”, JASB 17:2, 1848, 591-619; “General Observations on the contending claims on antiquity of Brahmans and Buddhists”, JASB 18, 1849, 89-131.

Sources: A. Hallop 2016 in https://blogs.bl.uk/asian-and-african/2016/02/exploring-thai-art-james-low.html

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