BOWER, Henry

BOWER, Henry. Madras 1812 — Palayankottah 1885. Rev. Anglo-Indian Missionary in South India. D.D. After Vepery Seminary worked as Catechist of Wesleyan Missionary Society, from 1838 Assistant Missionary in the Madras mission. Ordained priest 1845 and deacon 1848. Worked as priest in Tanjore 1844-46 (?), Vediarpuram 1846-57, Madras 1857-75 and 1878-84, in Kumbakonam 1875-78. Principal Tamil examiner of Madras University. Introduced R. Caldwell to Tamil Literature.

Publications: An Essay on Hindu Caste. 6+123 p. Calcutta 1851; A Vocabulary, English and Tamil, systematically arranged, to advance the learner in Scientific as well as Verbal Knowledge. Madras 1852.

Translated Chintamani, with Nachinarkkiniar’s Commentary. 1864.

Translated and wrote religious texts in Tamil.

Sources: Wikipedia, Tamil version with picture.

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