ZOGRAF, Georgij Aleksandrovič

ZOGRAF, Georgij Aleksandrovič. Leningrad 15.4.1928 — 26.4.1993. Russian Indologist (Hindi-Urdu). Son of Aleksandr Nikolaevič Z. (1889–1942), an ancient historian, and Ol’ga Grigor’evna Kotova. As an adolescent he managed through the siege of Leningrad (that killed his father). He graduated 1951 at Leningrad, as student of Beskrovnyj. Kand. filol. nauk 1954, Dr. filol. nauk 1978. From 1954 naučnyj sotrudnik at Oriental Institute (then Manuscript Dept.) of Russian Academy in Leningrad, from 1962 staršij n. sotr. Died suddenly of a heart attack after a conference. Married Irina Tigranovna Babieva, a Sinologist, at least one son. Among his students was A. V. Paribok.

Publications: More than 150 publications, e.g. kand. diss. Osnovnye čerty prozaičeskogo urdu načala XIX veka. Manuscript of 9+193 p. Lg. 1954.

– “Voprosy formirovanija urdu”, Uč. zap. Inst. Vost.v. 13, 1958, 287-311; “Iranskie i arabskie èlementy v urdu”, Hindi i urdu. M. 1960, 152-244; other articles.

Opisanie rukopisej hindi i padžabi Instituta vostokovedenija. 99 p. M. 1960.

Jazyki Indii, Pakistana, Cejlona i Nepala. 134 p. M. 1960; German transl. Die Sprachen Südasiens. 167 p. Lp. 1982, English Languages of South Asia. A Guide. 231 p. L. 1982.

Hindustani na rubeže XVIII–XIX vv. 134 p. M. 1961.

– With A. S. Barhudarov, V. M. Beskrovnyj & V. P. Liperovskij: Hindi-russkij slovar’ / Hindī-rūsī śabdkoṣ. 1-2. 907+912 p. M. 1972.

Morfologičeskij stroj novyh indoarijskih jazykov. 368 p. M. 1976.

Jazyki Južnoj Azii. 211 p. M. 1990.

Poslovicy i pogovorki Severnoj Indii. St.P. 1998.

Sources: Miliband 1977, 1995; bibliography by Miliband in NAA 1989:4, 213–215; N.V. Gurov & Ja.V. Vasil’kov, Sthāpakašrāddham. Prof. G.A. Zograf Comm. Vol. 503 p. St.P. 1995 (with life, bibliogr. and photo); Russian Vikipedija with photo.

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