BOISSEVAIN, Jan Wilhelm

BOISSEVAIN, Jan Wilhelm. Amsterdam 27.9.1874 — Velp, Rheden, Gelderland 24.3.1959. Dutch Indologist and Theosophist. Son of Gideon Maria B. and Louise Caroline toe Laer. Ph.D. 1905 Leiden (under Speyer). Gymnasium teacher of Dutch and History in Haarlem.

Publications: Diss. Het indische tooneelstuk Prabodhacandrodaya. 1. Toelichting en beoordeeling. 400 p. Leiden 1905.

Translated: Bhagawad Gîtâ, des Heeren lied. Katwijk an Zee 1903, 2nd ed. Amsterdam 1909, 3rd 139 p. 1919; Patañjali, Yoga-Soetra’s: leerspreuken der eenheidsstreving. 133 p. Amsterdam 1918; Krisjna Misjra, Maansopgang der Ontwakking (Prabodhacandrodaya), hindoes tooneelstuk. 181 p. Den Haag 1951.

Theosophical books and translations.

Sources: Dutch Indology homepage; www.geni.com/people/Jan-Wilhelm-Boissevain (with photo).

image_print

Last Updated on

Comments are closed.