WILKINS, William J.

WILKINS, William Joseph. Sutton Coldfield near Birmingham 1843 — 1902. British Missionary in India. Educated at Hackney College and Highgate. Ordained, went to India in 1867 and remained four years as pastor in Calcutta.  In service of London Missionary Society worked as teacher in Bhownipur College in Calcutta. Returned to England in 1884. In his books explained Hinduism as pantheism.

Publications: Hindu Mythology, Vedic and Purānic. 16+411 p. Calcutta 1882, rev. ed. 18+500+60 p. Calcutta 1900.

Modern Hinduism. Being an account of the religion and life of the Hindus in northern India. 11+494 p. L. 1887; Daily Life and Work in India. 288 p. 1888.

The Brahman’s Plot: Or the Story of Two Friends. 255 p. 1893?; Harry’s Trip to India. 128 p. 1895.

Paganism in the Papal church. 8+245 p. L. 1901.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; works in Internet (e.g. worldcat.org).

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