PATERSON, John David

PATERSON, John David. 1754? — Dacca 27.5.1809, when 55. Britishman, in service of E.I.C. in Bengal from 1776. Finally Judge and Magistrate of Dacca. Founder member of A.S.B. Compared Indian religion with Graeco-Roman and Egyptian.

Publications: “Of the Origin of Hindu Religion”, AsRes 8, 1805, 44-87; “On the Grámas, or Musical Scales of the Hindus”, AsRes 9, 1807, 454-469.

Sources: Tombstone in C.R. Wilson, List of Inscriptions on Tombs and Monuments in Bengal. Calcutta 1896, 203 (no. 797).

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