ROMER, John

ROMER, John. 17?? — 18??. British Civil Servant in India. In 1823 he was Government Agent in Surat. Member of the Council in Bombay, acted as Governor of Bombay for a brief period in 1831. In 1830-31 President of the Asiatic Society there. In 1855 in the U.K. In the…

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ROLLAND, Romain

ROLLAND, Romain. Clamecy 29.1.1866 — Vézelay 30.12.1944. French author interested in Indian Thought, Personal Friend of Gandhi and Tagore. Also a firm catholic. Wrote novels, short stories, dramas and essays. Nobel Prize of Literature 1915. Son-in-Law of Michel Bréal (1892). Publications: Mahatma Gandhi. 1924; Essai sur la mystique et l’action…

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ROGERS, Henry Thomas

ROGERS, Henry Thomas. 1830 — 1898. British Officer in Burma. Captain, served some years in Burma and after returning collaborated with Max Müller Publications: Buddhaghosa’s parables translated from Burmese, with an introd. by Max Müller. 172+206 p. L. 1870. Sources: Kirk, Suppl. to Allibone, the only source in Br. Biogr.…

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ROCA LÓPEZ, Pedro.

ROCA LÓPEZ, Pedro. 18?? — 1???. Spanish. In Sanskrit student of Gelabert y Gordiola, as librarian of Barcelona University gave first Sanskrit teaching there. Publications: Wrote long introduction to his student’s, Alemany y Bolufer’s, translation of the Hitopadeza. Granada 1895. – also wrote on the history of Arabic studies in…

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RIVERO GODOY, Francisco María

RIVERO GODOY, Francisco María. 18?? — 1???. Spanish Diplomat and Sanskrit Scholar. Grew up in Málaga. From 1877 the first Professor of Sanskrit at Madrid, but after few years resigned and became Spanish Ambassador in Mexico. Apparently knew very little Sanskrit. Publications: Transl. M. Duncker’s Historia de la Antigüedad. 2-4.…

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RIMKA, Albinas

RIMKA, Albinas. Skerpieviai 16.2.1886 — Vilnius 27.2.1944. Lithuanian Tagore Scholar. In 1911 emigrated to the U.S.A., returned. Taught economy at the universities of Kaunas and Vilnius. Also active in politics, for a while Minister of Finances. Publications: Rabindranatas Tagorė. 1924. – a number of works on Lithuanian history and economy.…

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RIEKER, Hans-Ulrich

RIEKER, Hans-Ulrich. 1.2.1920 — 26.10.1979. German Bauddha and Student of Yoga. An actor. Studies of Yoga under a Guru in India. Ordained as Buddhist monk in 1952 at Anagarika Govinda’s Arya Maitreya Mandala and founded its Berlin branch and was its leader until 1964, when he had to retire because…

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RICE, Henry

RICE, Henry. 1846 — 19??. Rev. British Missionary in South India. Son of —> Benjamin Holt Rice. Studied and ordination in London. Worked about 10 years for London Missionary Society in Tamil Nadu, but in 1880 moved to Church of Scotland Mission in Madras. Worked among low castes. Retired around…

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REMPIS, Christian Herrnhold

REMPIS, Christian Herrnhold. 1901 — 1972. German Iranian and Persian Scholar. Professor at Tübingen (für Iranistik und Islamwissenschaft). Also interested in Pahlavi. Publications: Omar Chajjam und seine Vierzeiler. Nach den ältesten Handschriften aus dem Persischen verdeutscht. Tübingen 1935; Beiträge zur Ḫayyām-Forschung. 219 p. 1937. Sources: ??.

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RECZEK, Józef

RECZEK, Józef. 16.2.1936 — 13.2.1988. Polish Indo-European, Slavonic and Iranian Linguist. Studies at Krakow in 1953–59. Taught at Krakow University as Docent. Publications: Najstarsze slowiańsko–irańskie stosunki językowe. 1985. Sources: Briefly in L. Sudyka (ed.), Orientalia Commemorativa. Krakow 2011, 80 (in Polish, with photo); more in http://www.borzecin.pl/znani-i-zasluzeni/3084-reczek-jozef-1936-1988.html (also in Polish and…

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