FALCONER, Forbes

FALCONER, Forbes. Aberdeen 10.9.1805 — London 7.11.1853. British (Scottish) Oriental Scholar. Son of Gilbert F., educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen. Studied nearly five years in Paris Arabic and Persian under Silvestre de Sacy and Hindustani under Garcin de Tassy, in 1834 Sanskrit at Göttingen under Ewald. From 1834 for a…

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ETHÉ, Hermann

ETHÉ, Carl Hermann. Stralsund 13.2.1844 — Bristol 7.6.1917. German Oriental Scholar in the U.K. Son of a government surveyor. From 1862 studied classics and Oriental languages at Greifswald, 1863 moved to Leipzig (Fleischer). PD 1868 Munich. From 1872 in Oxford cataloguing Oriental manuscripts of Bodleian Library, continuing Sachau’s work. Then similar…

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BARKER, William Burckhardt

BARKER, William Burckhardt. Aleppo, Syria 1810 — Sinope, Turkey 28.1.1856. British Traveller. Son of Consul-General John B. In 1819 brought to England for education, in 1835 returned to Syria, later on resident in Tarsus. He travelled much in Levant, occasionally carrying diplomatic duties. Some time Professor of Arabic, Turkish, Persian,…

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BARHUDAROV, Aleksej Stepanovič

BARHUDAROV, Aleksej Stepanovič. Puškin, Leningrad obl. 22.8.1927 — 9.5.2001. Russian Indologist (Hindi scholar). Son of a scholar of Russian language, Stepan Grigor’evič B. Studies at Oriental Faculty in Lenin­grad, graduated 1950, kand. filol. nauk 1953. Naučnyj sotrudnik at Institut Vostoko­vedenija (Oriental Inst.) of Academy of Science in 1953-71 (from 1966…

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AULOVA, Rena Aronovna

AULOVA, Rena Aronovna (née Sandova). Samarkand 30.1.1927 — Tashkent ?.10.1997. Uzbekistanian Hindi Teacher. Daughter of an official, Aron Ribievič Sandov. In 1949 she was the first to graduate from Taškent in Oriental Studies. Kand. ped. nauk 1973. Docent 1979, teaching at Dept. of Indian Philology, Oriental Faculty, Taškent. Married journalist…

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ATKINSON, James

ATKINSON, James. Darlington, co. Durham 17.3.1780 — London 7.8.1852.British Physician in India, Scholar of Persian and Urdū. Son of a woolcomber. Medical studies at Edinburgh and London, joined Indian Medical Service in 1805 as Assistant Surgeon and worked in Bengal. From 1812 Assistant to the Assay Master at Calcutta Mint,…

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WILLATT, John

WILLATT, John. 1??? — 19??. British Colonial Officer in India. Major (1941). One Ltn. JW served in Italy in WW 1. Publications: With P. T. Srinivasa Iyengar: A Short History of India from the Earliest Times. 6+232 p. Bombay 1928. – A textbook of Urdu in the Roman script. 2nd ed. 1941, 6th…

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WHITLEY, Edward Hamilton

WHITLEY, Edward Hamilton. Mussoorie, India 1866? — Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire 16.3.1945, when 79. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of Rev —> Jabez Cornelius Wh., educated in England. Active at least until 1902 in Ranchi, altogether 42 years in India. Archdeacon of Chota Nagpur, Bihar and Orissa (1931). Returned from India…

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WHALLEY, Paul

WHALLEY, Paul. Haulbowline, Cork 19.1.1839 — 1920. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Captain George Briscoe Wh. and Elizabeth Parker. From 1857 studies at Trinity College, Cambridge, M.A. 1864. From 1860 in Bengal Civil Service, served in North-West Provinces. Retired in 1890. Married, three children. Publications: “Translations from the Táríkh…

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WATERFIELD, William W.

WATERFIELD, William W. 14.8.1832 — Teignbridge, Devon 24.1.1907. British Civil Servant and Poet in India. Bengal Civil Service. Educated at Haileybury. Arrived in India in 1852, 1857 he was in Revenue Survey in Berhampore. In 1859-64 in financial department. After a furlough in England civil paymaster in North-Western Provinces, 1877 Accountant-General,…

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