WHITLEY, Edward Hamilton

WHITLEY, Edward Hamilton. Mussoorie, India 1866? — Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire 16.3.1945, when 79. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of Rev —> Jabez Cornelius Wh., educated in England. Active at least until 1902 in Ranchi, altogether 42 years in India. Archdeacon of Chota Nagpur, Bihar and Orissa (1931). Returned from India, he was some years Rector of the Northamptonshire parish of Deene, finally retired because of his failing health and eyesight.

Publications: Assisted by A. Salkar: Notes of the Gánwárí Dialect of Lohardaga, Chhota Nagpur. 21 p. Calcutta 1896.

– Notes on Nagpuriya Hindi: being the prevailing form of Hindi spoken in the Ranchi district of Chota Nagpur. 2nd ed. 32 p. 1914.

– Pantheism, ancient and modern. 31 p. Non-Christian Religions. Westminster 1917; The Arya samaj, a modern religious movement in India founded by Dayânanda Sarasvati. 32 p. Non-Chr. Rel. Westminster 1923.

– Central India. 104 p. S.P.G. Handbooks. Westminster 1933.

– Indian Uplands: Some Stories of the Church in Chota Nagpur. 67 p. Westminster 1938.

Sources: Brief obituary notice in The Cranleighan 17, 1945, 977.

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