CAMPBELL, John

CAMPBELL, John. 18?? — 1???. British. In 1866-88 (unpaid) Professor of Bengali at King’s College, London. Publications: Nothing found. Sources: With such a common name he is very hard to trace.

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BAUMER, Rachel Van Meter

BAUMER, Rachel Van Meter. 1928 — 1995. U.S. Indologist (Bengali). Student of T. W. Clark. Ph.D. 1964 University of Pennsylvania. First taught at Michigan State University, from 1970 at University of Minnesota, later in the 1970s Professor and chairperson of the South Asia Program at the University of Hawaii. Publications:…

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ZIMIN, Aleksandr Semënovič

ZIMIN, Aleksandr Semënovič. Krasnoe Selo near St. Petersburg 11.(23.)8.1880 — Leningrad early 1942. Russian Indologist. Born in a peasant family, educated in St.Petersburg. After military medical school worked in 1897-1908 in hospitals of St.Petersburg and in Sestroreck nearby, but also passed high school studies. In 1909 left the army and began…

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WEST, Michael Philip

WEST, Michael Philip. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 26.9.1888 — Painswick Glos 19.3.1973. British Teacher in India. Son of Rev. George Herbert West, a Headmaster, and Florence Mary Middlemore-Whithard. After Marlborough College studies at Christ Church College, Oxford. From 1912 worked in Indian Education Service in Bengal. He did important work developing the teaching…

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UPJOHN, Aaron

UPJOHN, Aaron. 17?? — 1???. British Printer in India. Arrived at Calcutta in 1785 as ship’s musician (bassoon player). There he became printer and part owner of the Calcutta Chronicle. Bankrupt in 1792. He printedthe very first Bengali–English dictionary ever published in his own name, but it is claimed that the real…

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TOWERS, Robert Mason

TOWERS, Robert Mason. 18?? — 1907. British Civil Servant in India. Studies at Trinity College, Dublin (M.A.), then in I.C.S. From 1874 Judge in Bhagalpur and Monghyr. Retired. From 1888 Professor of Bengali at King’s College, London and 1888-1907 taught Bengali at Cambridge (at Caius College, 1897 University Teacher). Committed…

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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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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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SAMMAN, Herbert Frederick

SAMMAN, Herbert Frederick. 1871 — 1940. British Civil Servant in India. In 1892-1919 served in Bengal. In 1922-35 Lecturer in Bengali at Cambridge. Married, at least one son. Publications: Nothing found. Sources: A few stray notes in Internet.

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ROUSE, George Henry

ROUSE, George Henry. Melton, Suffolk 1838 — Worthing, Sussex 2.4.1909. Rev. British Baptist Missionary in India. Son of Rolla Rouse and Elizabeth Jane Meadow. Became Baptist when 16. After Stepney College studies at London University. M.A., LL.B., D.D. Missionary In Calcutta in 1861-67, returned because of health problems. In 1867-72…

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