OMAN, John Campbell. Calcutta 1841 — 31.5.1911. British Indologist and Scholar of Religion. Son of John O., a planter, and Maria Eweler. In 1866-77 in Indian Public Works Department. In 1877-97 Professor at Government College in Lahore, then retired. In 1898-99 Principal of Khalsa College in Amritsar. Married 1866 with Ellen Agnes Hodges, one son and one daughter.
Publications: Indian Life, religious and social. L. 1889 (mainly on the Pañjab).
– The Great Indian Epics. 1894-98.
– The Mystics, Ascetics, and Saints of India. A Study of Sadhuism, with an account of Yogis, Sanyasis, Bairagis, and other strange Hindu Sectarians. 306 p. L. 1903.
– Brahmans, Theists, and Muslims of India. 342 p. L. 1907 (mainly on Bengal).
– Cults, customs and superstitions of India. 336 p. L. 1908.
Sources: Who Was Who 1897–1915; not in Buckland.