KINDERSLEY, Nathaniel E.

KINDERSLEY, Nathaniel Edward. Great Yarmouth, Norfolk 2.2.1763 — Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire 16.2.1831. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Nathaniel K. (1732–1769), Colonel of Bengal Artillery, and Jemina Wicksted (1741–1809, travel writer). Served in Madras Presidency. Married 1786 in India Hannah Butterworth (1755–1814), eight children. His Specimens contain, i.al., the first translated samples of the Tirukkural.

Publications: Specimens of Hindoo Literature, consisting of Translations from the Tamool Language with notes and Introduction on the Mythology, Literature, and Traditions of the Hindoos. 15+335 p. L. 1794.

Sources: Family in www.thepeerage.com; Wikipedia with portrait; the same miniature portrait also in www.artnet.com/artists/john-smart/nathaniel-edward-kindersley.

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