ČERNYŠEV, Vladimir Aleksandrovič

ČERNYŠEV, Vladimir Aleksandrovič. v s. Ljubicke (Pugačevskij raion Saratovskij obl.) 15.7.1927 — 10.10.1999. Russian Indologist (Hindi). Son of a farmer, graduated 1953 in Moscow. In 1952-56 taught at Inst. of Foreign Languages of the Ministry of Foreign Trade. Kand. filol. nauk 1958, dr. filol. nauk 1983. From 1956 naučnyj sotrudnik (1971…

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SUHOČEV, Aleksej Sergeevič

SUHOČEV, Aleksej Sergeevič. Strežnevo, Oktjabr’skij raion, obl. Kursk 22.3.1928 — 2000. Russian Indologist, specialist of Urdu and Assami Literature. Son of a farmer. In army in 1950-56. Graduated 1957 from Moscow. Kand. filol. nauk 1962, Dr. 1976. From 1956 naučnyj sotrudnik, 1974 staršij n. s. at Oriental Institute, AN SSSR,…

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SEDDON, Felix

SEDDON, Felix John Vaughan. Pendleton, Lancashire 1798 — 25.11.1865.British Oriental Scholar. Son of attorney William S. (d. 1808) and Penelope Watson, educated in Manchester. In 1815 left for India. From 1820 Registrar of Rangpur, 1824-25 accompanied the army in Burmese war as translator, knew Assamese and Manipuri, also Persian and Hindūstānī.…

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SCOTT WARING, Edward

SCOTT WARING, Edward  Warren Hastings. 1783 — 1821. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Major John Scott Waring (1747–1819) and Elizabeth Blackrie (d. 1796). In Bengal Civil Service, worked in Bundelkhand. “Collector at Futteyghur.” From 1801 Assistant Professor of Hindustani at Fort William College. In 1802-03 travelled in Persia,…

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SCHIMMEL, Annemarie

SCHIMMEL, Annemarie. Erfurt 7.4.1922 — Bonn 26.1.2003. German Oriental Scholar in the U.S.A., a Specialist of Islamic South Asia. Professor in Bonn and Harvard. Daughter of Paul Sch. and Anna Ulfers. From 1939 studies at Berlin (i.al. under H. H. Schaeder). Ph.D. as early as 1941 Berlin, in Arabic and…

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PENNELL, Theodore Leighton

PENNELL, Theodore Leighton. Clifton, Bristol 7.10.1867 — Bannu (now in Pakistan) 23.12.1912. British Missionary Physician in India. Lost early his father, educated at Eastbourne College. M.D. 1891. Sent by C.M.S. arrived at Karachi in 1892, accompanied by his mother (d. 1908), and 1893 moved to Bannu near Afghanistan border. Married…

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NUSSBAUM, Louis-Frédéric

NUSSBAUM, Louis-Frédéric (nom-de-plume Louis Frédéric). Paris 1923 —Quincy-sous-Sénart near Paris 24.11.1996. French Artist, Art Historian and Writer. Worked as illustrator, travelled in Africa. Interested in Asia he studied at Sorbonne and É.P.H.É. Dd not enter academic career and remained free author. Knew i.al. Sanskrit, Hindi and Japanese, Publications: Dans les pas du…

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NESPITAL, Helmut

NESPITAL, Helmut Ernst Robert. Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg 4.8.1936 — Berlin 10.5.2001. German Indologist (Hindi Scholar). Professor in Bamberg. Son of Fritz N. und Elfriede Thiel. Grew up in Berlin. Studied at Humbold University in Berlin (East), began with philosophy, but soon turned to Oriental languages (Persian, Turkish, Arabic). M.A. 1960 Berlin. Then…

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KÓS, Péter

KÓS, Péter (born Leo Raab, from 1939 Lev Konduktorov). Moscow 15.8.1921 — 1994. Hungarian Chemist, Diplomat and Communist Activist. Graduated as chemical engineer. From 1949 in Hungarian Foreign Ministry, 1954-56 Ambassador in New Delhi, then in Washington. In October 1956 dismissed as Soviet citizen and agent, but reinstated in November. In…

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HOWLEY, Thomas

HOWLEY, Thomas. 1831 — 1906. British Teacher in India. Son of elder Thomas H., of Bangalore. Educated at Bishop Cowie’s Grammar School in Madras. Head-Master of Anglo-Vernaculat School in Ellore, Madras Presidency. From 1861 (unpaid) Professor of Tamil, Telugu and  Hindustani at King’s College, London. Hon. M.A. 1881 Oxford, Balliol…

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