TOWERS, Robert Mason

TOWERS, Robert Mason. Ireland 29.6.1840 — Cambridge 16.4.1907. British Civil Servant in India. Studies at Trinity College, Dublin (M.A.), then in I.C.S. From 1874 Judge in Bhagalpur and Monghyr. Retired. From 1888 Professor of Bengali at King’s College, London and 1888-1907 taught Bengali at Cambridge (at Caius College, 1897 University Teacher). Committed suicide because of an illness. Married Edith Florence Bowler (1860–1950), one son (d. in WW I). At Cambridge Aurobindo was among his students.

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