RANDLE, Herbert Niel

RANDLE, Herbert Niel. Bombay 19.10.1880 — 8.7.1973. British Indologist. Civil servant (teacher) in India and Librarian in London (India Office). After studies at Oxford he joined Indian Educational Service in 1905, was Professor of History at Queen’s College in Benares (1924) and retired in 192?. In India he learned Sanskrit and became acquainted with Indian philosophy. D.phil. 1926 Oxon. Back in England worked in India Office Library: in 1927-33 Assistant Librarian and 1933-49 Librarian. From 1950 Fellow of British Academy.

Publications: diss. Indian Logic in the Early Schools. A study of the Nyāyadarśana and its relation to early logic of other schools. MS. 1926, publ. 12+404 p. L. 1930.

ed. & tr. Fragments from Dignāga. 1926.

– “India Office Plate of Lakshmanasena”, EI 26, 1941-42 (1952), 1-13.

– “The Patterns of the triṣṭubh”, BSOAS 20, 1957, 459–469.

some further articles and reviews.

Sources: Burrow, Proc. of Br. Academy 1974, 431-446; briefly Wikipedia.

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