GOVER, Charles Edward

GOVER, Charles Edward. Poplar, Middlesex 1835 — Madras (Chennai) 18.9.1872 (not 20.9.). British Indologist and Folklorist in India. Son of Thomas G. of Poplar, Middlesex. From 1864 Principal and secretary of the Madras Military Orphan Male Asylum at Egmore, Madras. Married 1863 Clara Gertrude Taylor, five children. Defended, against others, the supposed Aryan roots of Dravidian languages.

Publications: “The Pongol Festival in Southern India”, JRAS N.S. 5, 1871, 91-118; essays on Indian folklore in Cornhill Magazine.

Indian Weights and Measures, their Condition and Remedy. Madras 1865.

The Folk-songs of Southern India. 299 p. L. 1872.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; G.G[oodwin], D.N.B. 22; *R.C. Raza, Oxford D.N.B.; Wikipedia.

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