STEVENSON, Alice Margaret (née Adams). Sheldon, Warwickshire 26.12. 1875 — 11.5.1957. British Missionary and Indologist. Educated at The Ladies’ College in Jersey, at Somerville College, Oxford, and at Trinity College, Dublin. In 1899 Honour, School of Jurisprudence, Oxford. In 1900 went to India as missionary, in 1906 married with —> J. S. S. Worked in Ahmedabad ad other locations in Gujarat, until 1924. M.A. 1905 Dublin. Sc.D. 1911 Dublin. M.A. 1920 Oxford (when the degree became available for women).
In Indology a student of Macdonell. She was intimately familiar with the religions in Gujarat and wrote important contributions. Because of the old-fashioned way of publishing books as “Mrs. Sinclair Stevenson” has resulted in kess careful librarians and bibliographers ascribing them to her husband.
Publications: Notes on Modern Jainism. 125 p. Oxford 1910; The Heart of Jainism. 336 p. L. 1915; “Jainism”, ERE 19??.
– First steps in Gujarati. 8+161 p. 1913
– The Rites of the Twice-Born. 24+474 p. Oxford 1920; Without the Pale. 11+89 p. 5 pl. The Religious Life of India. 1930 (the Ḍheḍs of Gujarat).
– children’s books etc.
Sources: Who Was Who 1951–1960.
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