ANDERSON, Philip

ANDERSON, Philip. 1816 — Malabar Hill, Bombay 13.12.1857. Rev. British Priest in India interested in Sanskrit and History. Son of a chaplain of the E.I.C., educated at St. Paul’s School. Studies at Cambridge (Corpus Christi College, B.A. 1838, M.A. 1849), ordained. In 1849 to India, where he served as the chaplain of Colaba (in Bombay) until his early death. Vice-President of the R.A.S Bombay Branch.

Publications: Published an inscription in JBRAS 3:2, 1851, 213-223; and “Some Account of the Bhatti Kávya”, ib. 20-26.

The English in Western India being the Early History of the Factory at Surat, of Bombay, and the Subordinate Factories on the Western Coast. 191 p. Bombay 1854, rev. 2nd ed. L. 1856.

Edited Bombay Quarterly Review and wrote several articles for it.

Sources: Boase, Modern English Biogr. in Br. Biogr. Arch.; Buckland, Dictionary; Alumni Cantabr.; A.J.N. Seaman, The Afghan War Memorial Church and Historical Notes on Colaba. 1938, 61f.

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