ALLEN, David Olivier

ALLEN, David Olivier. Barre MA 14.9.1799 — Lowell MA 19.7.1863. U.S. Missionary in India. After Amherst College studied at Andover Theological Seminary, ordained 1827. In 1827-53 worked in Bombay for American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Editorial superintendent of American Mission Press. Back in the U.S.A. In 1857-60 minister…

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AYTON, James Alexander

AYTON, James Alexander. Calcutta 1791? — near Budge Budge (now in Kolkata Metropolitan area) 10.8.1832, when 41. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of James Ayton and Margaret Burges, of Scots origin. Lieutenant, Assistant Professor of Arabic and Persian at College of Fort William in Calcutta (1820), later Brevet Captain.…

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AULOVA (Sandova), Rena Aronovna

AULOVA (Sandova), Rena Aronovna. Samarkand 30.1.1927 — Tashkent 1997. Uzbekistanian Hindi Teacher. Daughter of an official. Graduated 1949 Taškent. Kand. ped. nauk 1973. Docent 1979, teaching at Dept. of Indian Philology, Oriental Faculty, Taškent. Publications: kand.diss. (publ.) Učebnik jazyka hindi. 252 p. Taškent 1969. – Posobne po domašn. čteniju dlja…

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ASTI VERA, Armando

ASTI VERA, Armando. Buenos Aires 25.6.1914 — Ibid. 3.2.1972. Argentinian scholar of Religion. Ph.D. Founder (in the late 1960s) and director of the Centro de Estudios de Religiones y Filosofías del Oriente in the Departe­mento de Filosofía y Letras of the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Started in 1970 teaching Sanskrit…

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ARRIËNS, Pieter

ARRIËNS, Pieter. Herwijnen 7.1.1791 — the Hague 17.5.1860. Dutch Navan Officer. Son of Claas A. and Catharina Gijsbertha Boellaard van Tuyl. Joined the navy in 1802, 1808 Lieutentant. In 1831-43 commander and companion of Prince William Frederick Henry of the Netherlands on various travels, then retired. Married 1818 Anna Geertruy…

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ARENSKIJ, Pavel Antonovič

ARENSKIJ, Pavel Antonovič. Livny, Orlov gub. 1887 — 25.12.1941. Russian Indologist (Hindi Scholar). Son of a composer, A.S.A. Living in Moscow, after revolution joined the Red Army and worked in visual agitation in Smolensk. From 1921 at Oriental Institute in Moscow, from 1922 nayčnyj sotrudnik, 1923-25 teaching Hindustani. He was…

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ANTONESCU, Teohari

ANTONESCU, Teohari. Bucureşti 1.9.1866 — Iaşi 11.1.1910. Romanian Historian and Classical Scholar interested in Indology. Son of Petru A. Student of Al. Obolescu, further studies in Paris (diplom of É.P.H.É. 1892, with a study on Greek vase painting), Heidelberg and Berlin. Returned in Romania in 1894, he first taught Greek…

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ANDREWS, A

ANDREWS, A. 18?? — 1???. His work is a scanty collection of word lists arranged according to part of speech and word length. James: “It is very difficult to discern to what useful purpose a publication such as this could could realistically be put.” Publications: The English and Tamil Popular…

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ANDREW, William

ANDREW, William. 1??? — 1???. Apparently an Englishman who had been in India. His both grammars were meant for the students of Haileybury East India College by the author, who was then living in Woodford, Essex, although, as he states in the preface of the second, originally written for private…

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ANDERSON, James

ANDERSON, James. 1757 — 3.10.1833. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer in India. Son of David A. (1707–1786) and Mary Mitchelson. Came to India before 1782 (when Lieutenant). In 1785 succeeded his brother David as the Resident with Sindhia, remained only one year there. Back in the U.K. he married 1800 Catherine…

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