EDWARDS, James Fairbrother. Bolton, Lancastershire 25.3.1875 — Auburndale, Polk County, Florida 5.12.1951. Rev. British Missionary and Indologist, especially a Marathi Scholar. Educated at Wesleyan Methodist Theological College in Handsworth, Birmingham, then 8 years in charge of churches in England. Arrived in India in 1908, was the Methodist Superintendent in Bombay until 1914, then on loan to American Marathi Mission. From 1930 Principal of the United Theological College in Pune (still in 1941). Married to Mary Louise Wheeler.
Publications: edited (after J. E. Abbott) the Poet Saints of Maharashtra series.
– wirh J. N. Fraser: The Life and Teaching of Tukaram. Madras 1922; “Tukaram”, ERE 12.
– Dnyanesvar, the Outcaste Brahmin. 1941.
– The Religious Hunger of India. 1948, and other religious books.
Sources: The Indian Year Book and Who’s Who 1941-42; Who’s Who in Methodism. 1933 in Br. Biogr. Arch. 2nd Ser.; not in Who Was Who; death in wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com.
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