PUTJATA, Aleksej Dmitrievič.

PUTJATA, Aleksej Dmitrievič. Smolensk gub. 13.1.1855 — Melbourne 16.12.1894. Russian Diplomat and former Student of Indology. After studies worked in Ministry of Education and in 1885 entered diplomatic career as secretary at the Russian embassy in Bucharest, then for a while in Odessa. In 1893 sent to Australia as Russian…

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PRESLER, Henry Hughes

PRESLER, Henry Hughes. Valley City, Barnes County, North Dakota 8.11.1908 — Fargo North Dakota 7.11.1998. Rev. U.S. Missionary in India. Son of Henry A. Pr. Worked in India for United Methodist Board of Missions in 1937-72, mainly at Leonard Theological Seminary in Jabalpur. Married Marion Constance Anders, children. Publications: Social…

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POTT, Pieter Hendrik

POTT, Pieter Hendrik. Groningen 3.10.1918 — Driebergen 29.7.1989. Dutch Archaeologist, Indologist, Tibetologist and South-East Asian Scholar. In 1938-46 studies of Indonesian languages at Utrecht (with interruptions caused by war) intending to serve in colonial administration. Ph.D. 1946 Leiden (under Bosch). In 1945-60 conservator (part-time) of the Kern Institute and in…

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POSTANS, Thomas

POSTANS, Thomas. 1808 — Deesa, Gujarat 11.12.1846. British Colonial Officer interested in Ethnology and Archaeology of India. Captain. Joined E.I.C. service as cadet in 1827 and came to Bombay. Political Agent in Cutch and Sind, later political agent at Nassik and Persian interpreter to Sindh Force. Died as appointed member…

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POPLEY, Herbert Arthur

POPLEY, Herbert Arthur. Richmond, Surrey 1878 — Coonoor, India 9.5.1960. British Missionary and Indologist, specialized in Classical Tamil Literature. Studies at Hackney College (B.A.). Ordained priest 1901 and left to India as London Missionary Society’s missionary. Worked in Erode, founding Community Training School there. In 1921 moved to Madras concentrating…

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POELMEIJER, Ronald Herman

POELMEIJER, Ronald Herman. 12.7.1946 — Amsterdam 30.6.1993. Dutch Tibetologist. Studied Indology and Tibetan at Leiden, then Lecturer of Tibetan there. Never completed his doctorate. Publications: Reviews and popular articles. Sources: Kern Bibliography of Dutch Indology.

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PITTMAN, Richard Saunders

PITTMAN, Richard Saunders. Streator, Ill. 19.2.1915 — Waxhaw, Union NC 21.8.1998. U.S. Linguist and Dravidologist. Son of Edwin John P. Graduated 1936. In 1940-50 lived in Tetelcingo, Mexico, but also continued his studies in the U.S.A. M.A. 1948 and Ph.D. 1953 at University of Pennsylvania, in Linguistics. From 1952 lived…

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PIMENTEL, Manuel Carvalho

PIMENTEL, Manuel Carvalho. 16?? — 6.3.1751. S.J. Missionary in Kerala from 1722. Publications: xxx. Sources: Briefly in A. S. Hernández, Las misiones bajo el patronato portugués. 1. Madrid 1977, 226.

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PIGGOTT, Stuart

PIGGOTT, Stuart. Petersfield, Hampshire 28.5.1910 — 23.9.1996. British Archaeologist. After Churcher’s College worked from 1927 at Reading Museum, where he learned Neolithic pottery and soon evolved an archaeologist. Excavated several Wessex sites. Formal diplom only 1936 from London Institute of Archaeology (Wheeler). During the war worked as an air photo…

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PIET, John Henry

PIET, John Henry. Grand Rapids, Michigan 2.9.1914 — Holland, Michigan 16.10.1992. U.S. Missionary and Scholar of Religion. Minister of the Reformed Church in America. Son of Reinder Piet and Gesina Johanna Charlotta Brinkman. Studies at Hope College (graduated 1936) and Princeton Theological Seminary. B.D. 1939 Western Theological Seminary. S.T.M. Hartford…

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