NOWAK, Josef

NOWAK, Josef. 1??? — 19??. German Student of Indology or Comparative Linguistics. Ph.D. 1926 Freiburg i.Br. kotte-autographs.com mentions one Josef N., born Stuttgart 1901, died 1988, who studied at Freiburg and was then living in Hildesheim as dramatist and journalist. Publications: Diss. Die Bedeutungsentwicklung der vedischen Verba in systematischer Darstellung. Manuscript of…

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NOAKES, G. M.

NOAKES, G. M. 18?? — 19??. Miss. Friend of C. A. F. Rhys Davids. In 1904-05 she transliterated the Pāli text of the Dukapaṭṭhāna from the Thai printed edition for the P.T.S. Then similar work with the both Niddesas Both were then used as the basis, collated with several manuscripts, for the P.T.S. editions of these texts…

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NICOLL, George Frederick

NICOLL, George Frederick. 18?? — 1???. British.  M.A. From 1879 (unpaid) Professor of Sanskrit and Persian at King’s College, London (still 1898). In 1892 at Cambridge? Publications: Manual of the Bengali Language. 1894. Sources:  Only mentioned in some university calendars.

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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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MURPHY, John D.

MURPHY, John D. 1921 — 1997. U.S. Linguist. Perhaps at Catholic University of America, Washington DC. Publications: Much on African languages. – A handbook of the Tamil language. 8+141 p. Washington DC 1957. – With Champa Jarmul: A Nepali Newspaper reader. 9+274 p. Kensington 1984. – With S. Vaidyanathan: Tamil Newspaper reader. 6+434…

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MURDOCH, John

MURDOCH, John. Glasgow 22.7.1819 — Madras 10.8.1904. British (Scottish) Missionary in Sri Lanka and India. Son of John and Margret Murdoch, educated in Glasgow. After an unsuccesful attempt as a painter studies at Glasgow. Worked as teacher, in 1844 left for Ceylon. Headmaster of schools in Kandy, but resigned in…

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MORTON, William

MORTON, William. 1794 — 18??. Rev. Irish Missionary in India. In Cossipore, for a while also in Chinsura, working for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. In 1826 he is mentioned as Professor and Chaplain of Calcutta Grammar-School. He had health problems and was temporarily sent to Mauritius and…

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MORISY, John

MORISY, John. 1??? — 1???. Unidentified. On title pages he is simply called Mr. One JM was born in Bohonuya Callan, Kilkenny in 1826. Probably another was physician in Dublin 1845. Our JM writes 1866 that he had studied Hindustani many years. Publications: “Inquiry into the Existence of a pure Passive…

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MONTESI, Giancarlo

MONTESI, Giancarlo. 1928 — 1983. Italian Scholar of Religion. Ph.D. 1954 Rome, under Pettazzoni. Worked at La Sapienzà teaching comparative religion. Publications: Diss. Tamas – Usas – Rtà. [1954]. – “II valore cosmico dell’Aurora nel pensiero mitologico del Rig-Veda”, Studi e materiali per la storia delle religioni 24-25, 1953-54, 111-132; “Uṣāsānaktā. Mitologia vedica della notte”, Studi…

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MÖHRKE, Edwin

MÖHRKE, Edwin. 1??? — 1960?. German Student of Indology. In 1923 he was student of philology at Marburg (joined D.M.G.). Ph.D. 1933? Königsberg. In 1934 living in Berlin (again joined D.M.G.). Possibly turned into a journalist (press articles in 1937/48). Dr. EM, a journalist, died in 1959/60. Publications: Diss. Vallabhadeva’s Commentar zu…

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