LANCEREAU, Édouard

LANCEREAU, Édouard. Sedan 27.6.1819 — 25.12.1895. French Indologist. Studies in Paris, especially Sanskrit under Burnouf. For a while taught as professeur suppléant at Collège de Charlemagne, then concentrated on research and translating work (from Sanskrit and Hindi). Correcteur at Imprimérie national and apparently abandoned Indian studies.

Publications: Chrestomathie hindie et hindoueVocabulaire hindi-hindoui-français. 4+134+144 p. P. 1849.

Translated: “Le barattement de la mer, extrait du Mahabharata”, 16 p. in Garcin de Tassy’s Rudiments de la langue hindoui. P. 1847; Hitopadeśa ou l’Instruction utile. 21+289 p. Bibl. elzev. P. 1855; 2nd ed. 10+387 p. P. 1882; Pantschatantra ou les cinq livres. 31+404 p. P. 1871.

Review of Garcin de Tassy’s Histoire de la littérature hindoueJA 4:9, 1847, 447–453.

– “Analysis et extraits du Radj-niti”, JA 4:13, 1849, 71–92, 97–119 (Lallū Lāl’s Braj Hitopadeśa); “Extraits du Bétâl-patchîsî” JA 4:18, 1851, 15-36 & 366-410, 4:19, 1852, 333-365 (Hindi Vetālapañcavimśati).

– “Sroutabodha, traité de prosodie sanscrite, composé par Kâlidâsa, publié et traduit”, JA 5:4, 1854, 519-551.

Sources: Briefly in Gr. Dict. Univ. 10, s.a. (before his death!) and Enc. Univ. Illustr. 29; data.bnf.fr.

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