GROWSE, Frederic Salmon

GROWSE, Frederic Salmon. Suffolk 1836 — 19.5.1893. British Civil Servant and Indologist (Hindi Scholar) in India. Son of Robert Gr., educated at Oriel College and at Queen’s College, Oxford (M.A.). Joined the I.C.S. in 1860, served in the N.W.P., in Mathura and Bulandshahr. Retired in 1890. C.I.E. 1879. “He ardently defended the purity of the vernacular Hindi, as opposed to the official Hindustani.” He built a catholic church in Mathura. Also an archaeologist.

Publications: Articles on Chand Bardai (JASB 37:1, 1868, 119-134; 38:1, 1869, 1-13, 161-171; 42:1, 1873, 329-342?), Tulsī Dāsa (JASB 45:1, 1876, 1-29), other articles on Hindī (Braj, etc.).

– “The Country of Braj”, JASB 40:1, 1871, 34-??; Mathurâ Inscriptions”, IA 6, 1877, 216-219.

– “The Tírthas of Vrndá-vana and Gokula”, JASB 41:1, 1872, 313-331; “Srí Swámí Hari Dás of Brindában”, JASB 45:1, 1876, 312-324; “The Sect of Prán-náthis”, JASB 48:1, 1879, 171-180.

Mathura: a district memoir. 442 p. 1874, 3rd rev. ed. 434 p. Allahabad 1883; Bulandshahr, Or, Sketches of an Indian District; Social, Historical and Architectural. 88 p. Benares 1884.

– “Supposed Greek Sculpture at Mathurá”, JASB 44:1, 1875, 212-215, 5 pl.; “Bulandshahr Antiquities”, JASB 48:1, 1879, 270-275, 4 pl.; “The Town of Bulandshahr”, JASB 52:1, 1883, 270-288, 2 pl.

English transl. of The Rámáyana of Tulsi Dás. 20+572 p. Allahabad 1883.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; JRAS 1893, 560-652; noe personal information found with Google.

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