HOISINGTON, Henry Richard

HOISINGTON, Henry Richard. Vergennes, Vermont 23.8.1801 — Centerbrook CT 6.5.1858. U.S. Missionary and Tamil Scholar in South Asia. Studies at Williams College and Auburn Theological Seminary. Ordained priest 1831. In 1833 the Sri Lanka mission and 1834 sent to Madurai. In 1835-36 instructor and 1836-41 principal of Batticotta Seminary in Jaffna Peninsula. In 1841-44 in U.S.A. because of health problems, then returned to Sri Lanka and served again as principal. Retired to home in 1849 and served as minister in Williamstown MA and Centerbrook CT.

Publications: “Syllabus of the Siva.Gnána-Pótham, one of the sacred books of the Hindus”, JAOS 2, 1851, 135-154.

translated several Śaivasiddhānta texts published in JAOS 4, 1854: “Tattvakkaṭṭaḷai“, 1-30, “Civañānapōtam”, 31-102, “Civapirakāsan”, 125-244.

transl. The Oriental Astronomer: Being a Complete System of Hindu Astronomy. 18??.

Sources: Wikipedia.


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