NESFIELD, John Collinson

NESFIELD, John Collinson. Stratton St.Margaret, Wiltshire 14.8.1836 — Ealing 28.6.1919. British Teacher in India. Son of a cleric, Robert Carles N., and Eleanor Dale Collinson. Educated at Highgate Grammar School, teacher there 1859-64. Studies at Merton College, Oxford, B.A. 1860. M.A. 1862. Curate in Highgate, 1867 entered Indian service, first in…

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NELSON, James Henry

NELSON, James Henry. London 1838 — 1898. British Civil Servant in India. Studies from 1856 at Cambridge (M.A.), Fellow of King’s College. Barrister-at-law (Middle Temple, 1859). In 1861 left for Madras, served 25 years in South India. From 1876 District Judge of Cuddapah, finally in Madras High Court. Described as…

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NELL, Louis

NELL, Louis. Colombo 26.11.1830 — Chiswick, Middlesex 17.5.1922. British (of Burgher background) Lawyer in Sri Lanka. Son of George N. and Maria Elizabeth Conderlag. Crown counsel of Ceylon. Retired in 1893, travelled in Switzerland, Italy and Germany. Four times (?) married, 14 children. Publications: In JRAS-CB: “An Introductory Paper on the Investigation…

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NAKAMURA, Susumu Winston

NAKAMURA, Susumu Winston. California 17.3.1908 — Berkeley 15.6.1989. U.S. Buddhist Scholar. M.A. Studied Tibetan under Lessing, but never completed his Ph.D. Taught Japanese as Lecturer at Universities of Colorado (Boulder, during war) and Berkeley. Publications: “Pradakshina, a Buddhist form of obeisance”, W. Popper Vol. 1951, 345-354; “Pushpa-pūjā, Flower Offering in…

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NOVOSAD, Martin (Nyānasatta Mahāthera)

NOVOSAD, Martin (Nyānasatta Mahāthera). Vizovice, Moravia 25.1.1908 — Sri Lanka 1984. Czechoslovakian Buddha in Sri Lanka. Born in Southern Moravia. In 1935 heard of Buddhism through his wife and in 1938 arrived in Sri Lanka. Now became Nyānatiloka’s disciple and soon ordained as a monk. From 1940 leader of Verdant…

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NOVIKOVA, Vera Aleksandrovna

NOVIKOVA, Vera Aleksandrovna. Moscow 16.2.1918 — 10.4.1972. Russian Indologist, specialist of Bengali. Daughter of an official, graduated 1940 from Leningrad. Kand. filol. nauk 1953, Docent 1956. Naučnyj sotrudnik at Oriental Institute, Leningrad, in 1949-50, taught Indian Philology at Leningrad University from 1952. Publications: At least 50 publications, i.al. – Kand.diss.…

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NORONHA E FARO, Annibal Mello de

NORONHA E FARO, Annibal Mello de. 1??? — ??. Brazilian Author. One Annibal Mello was born in 1893 in Curitiba, but the São Paulo university’s alphabetical list gives our author under N (uspdigital.usp.br/apolo/apoObterAtividade?cod_oferecimentoatv=22423). Publications: Mahabharata. Reconstrução da epopéia feita sôbre or originais scritos com prolegômenos, comentários e anotações. 55+347 p.…

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NOBILE, Riccardo

NOBILE, Riccardo. 18?? — 19??. Italian Interested in Sanskrit. Student of Kerbaker at Naples. Ph.D. Publications: “Notizie sulle sotto-caste nell’India, estratte, pubblicate e tradotte dai codici inediti del Jativiveka”, Atti Della Reale Accademia di Archeologica, Lettere et Belle Arti, Napoli N.S. 1, 1910, 65-94. – Translated: Calidasa: Sacuntala. 235 p.…

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NICOLSON, Frank Walter

NICOLSON, Frank Walter. Sackville, Nova Scotia 4.11.1864 — Middletown, Middlesex CT 21.12.1946. Canadian Classical Scholar in the U.S.A. Son of Alexander Wylie and Lydia N. Studies at Mount Allison Wesleyan College (B.A. 1883) and Harvard (A.B. 1887 in Classics, A.M. 1888). In 1888-89 Instructor in Sanskrit and 1889-91 in Latin…

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NICHOLSON, Alexander B.

NICHOLSON, Alexander B. 1845 — 19??. Rev. Canadian Scholar. Son of Alexander N. B.A. He was Presbyterian clergyman who renounced his ordination to take the post as Principal of Cedar Hill High School (near Victoria in British Columbia) in 1876, but was soon forced to resign. He was two years…

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