LEGGETT, Trevor Pryce. London 22.8.1914 — London 2.8.2000. British Author interested in Indian and Japanese Thought. L.I.B. King’s College, London. Son of Ernest Lewis L., a violinist, and Isobel Mabel Pryce. Studies of law at London University (graduated 1934). From 1936 Yoga disciple of Hari Prasad Shastri (d. 1956) in England for 18 years. Attached to British Embassy in Tokyo he was interned in 1941, but exchanged to Japanese diplomates in 1942. Now studied languages at S.O.A.S., part of war service in India. In 1946-70 Head of the BBC Japanese Service. Spent long periods in India and Japan. From 1932 his other special interest was judo, which he then also taught many years, until 1964. In later years lectured on philosophy at Buddhist Society, Theosophical Society, etc.
Publications: More than 30 books, i. al.:
– Translated: Śaṅkara on the Yoga-sūtra-s. The Vivaraṇa sub-commentary to Vyāsabhāṣya on the Yoga-sūtra-s of Patañjali. 1-2. 178+134 p. L. 1981-83; The Complete Commentary by Śaṅkara on the Yoga-sūtras: a full translation of the newly discovered text. 418 p. L. 1990; Realization of the supreme self: the Bhagavad Gita yogas. 10+234 p. L. 1995 (Bhg-bhāṣya of Sankara).
– Books on Zen and Judo.
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