SZAJAN, Włodzimir (Volodimir Petrovič Šajan)

SZAJAN, Włodzimir (Wołodymyr Petrovycz, Ukr. Volodimir Petrovič Šajan). Lemberg (then Austrian, now Lviv) 2.8.1906 — London 15.7.1974. Ukrainian Nationalist and Religious Enthusiast interested in Sanskrit. With his hometown became Polish citizen after WW I. Studied at Lwów (Lviv) philosophy, literature and Sanskrit. From 1934 on he propagated a “pan-Aryan” Slavic neopagan…

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SYKES, James

SYKES, James. Oxford 1807 — 1872. Book Printer in India. In Calcutta working for Church Missionary Society, printer of Bishop’s College there from 1828 and still in 1852. This press printed the JASB from 1832 on. Married 1831 Frances (Fanny) Cauldwell Lawson, children. Publications: Anglo–Bengali Dictionary: Iṁrājī o vāṅgālā abhidhāna. 256 p. Calcutta…

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SYDENHAM, George

SYDENHAM, George. Madras 23.10.1785 — 1863. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Major-General William S. and Amelia Prime. As Captainworked for Major Colin Mackenzie’s survey of the Deccan. His brother, Thomas S., was British Resident in Haidarabad in 1805-10, probably G.S. was Persian interpreter there. Then in 1814/18 he…

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SWYNNERTON, Charles

SWYNNERTON, Charles. Douglas, Middle, Isle of Man 27.11.1843 — Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire 16.11.1928. Rev. British Missionary and Folklorist in India. Son of Charles Swynnerton and Mary Callister. Government Chaplain 1851-57. Married Maud Massy, one son. Publications: “On a Celt of the Palaeolithic Type, found at Thandiani, Punjab, September 10th, 1880”, ProcASB 1880, 175; Note…

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SWINEY, John

SWINEY, John. Edmonton, Middlesex 1783? — Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 24.12.1870. British Physician in India. Dr.med. In Indian Medical Service, served over 36 years (until 1838?), and then lived for 33 years more (possibly in New South Wales). Twice married (2nd time 1835 in Calcutta). In Karnal he achieved a large collection…

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SWANSON, Donald C.

SWANSON, Donald Carl Eugene. St.Paul, Minnesota 18.11.1914 — 12.4.1976. U.S. Linguist. Studies at University of Minnesota (B.A. 1936, M.A. 1939, in Classics). M.A. and Ph.D. 1941 Princeton University. After one year as Instructor of Classics at University of Colorado worked for U.S. Navy and U.S. Armed Forces Language Unit, 1943-45.…

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SWINTON, Robert Blair

SWINTON, Robert Blair. 1829 — 1912. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Colonel William Sw. and Elizabeth Blair. Judge of Madras Civil Service, in 1868 in Bangalore. Retired in 1874 and moved with his family to England. Married 1858 Elizabeth Dorothy Rundall, father of Major-General Sir Ernest Dunlop Sw.…

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SUTTON, Amos

SUTTON, Amos. Sevenoaks, Kent 1802 — Cuttack 17.8.1854. British Baptist Missionary in India. Arrived at Cuttack with his wife in 1825. The wife died very soon and he married later the widow of an American Baptist missionary. In 1833-35 they visited England and the U.S.A. to get support to the…

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STUTTERHEIM, Willem Frederik

STUTTERHEIM, Willem Frederik. Rotterdam 27.9.1892 — Japanese camp in Indonesia 10.9.1942. Dutch Scholar of Indonesian Philology and Archaeology. Son of Christiaan Lodewijk Willem St. and Jacoba Sack. After school in Rotterdam stdied 1911-14 Dutch at Utrecht. In 1914-18 military service. Now studies at Leiden. Ph.D. there 1924 under Krom. In…

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STURSBERG, Otto

STURSBERG, Otto. 1871 — 19??. German Student of Indology. Ph.D. 1907 Berlin. Probably a priest and missionary in Berhampore, India, in 1896-1938. Mentioned as living in 1943. Publications: Diss. Das Caitanyacaritāmṛta des Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja. Eine altbengalische Lebens­geshichte Caitanyas. 54 p. B. 1907. – 100 years in Berhampore. 30 p. L. 1939. Sources: Stray notes…

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