PHILLIPS, Maurice. Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire 11.4.1839 — Southport, Merseyside 27.8.1910. Rev. British (Welsh) Missionary in India. Studies at Bedford College, in 1861 left for Madras. From 1862 worked for London Missionary Society in Salem, Coimbatore and from 1891 in Madras, retired 1908 and returned to the U.K. Fellow of Madras University 1892.Ph.D. 1902/03 Bern (Rees: 1900 Basel). Married 1864 Mary Jane Lechler (d. 1867) and 1875 Mary Collier, children.

Publications: “The Seven Pagodas”, IA 2, 1873, 107-109; “Tumuli in the Salem District”, IA 2, 1873, 223-228; “The Cosmogony of the Veda”, MJLS 29, 1886-87, 69-88.

– Teaching of the Vedas. What light does it throw on the origin and development of religion? 240 p. L. 1894.

Diss. publ. The evolution of Hinduism. 129 p. Madras 1903.

Sources: D. Ben Rees, Vehicles of Grace and Hope: Welsh Missionaries in India, 1800-1970. 2002, 166; diss. in Janert.

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