HILL, William Douglas Penneck. Kensington, London 1884 — Poole, Dorset 9.4.1962. British Indologist. Son of Arthur James Hill and Fanny Catheside Hingston. M.A. Worked as Assistant Master at Eton and as Principal of Jay Narayan’s High School Benares. Back in the U.K. Scholar of King’s College, Cambridge. His much praised Gītā is a scholarly translation, with hard criticism of what he calls “Theosophical versions”.
Publications: Translated from Sanskrit: The Bhagavadgītā. 10+303 p. L. 1928, 2nd ed. L 1953.
– Translated from Avadhī: Tulsīdās: The Holy Lake of the Acts of Rama. 37+538 p. L. & N.Y. 1952, new ed. Bombay, O.U.P. 1971.
– The Idylls of Theocritus in English Verse. 120 p. Eton 1959.
Sources: Wikipedia briefly; parents in ancestors.familysearch.org.
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