COLE, Robert Andrews

COLE, Robert Andrews. Madras 1835 — 1907. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Major Robert Wynne Cole, an army doctor. Educated in Madras. As a young Captain he served as Superintendent in Coorg in 1866-69 (with two intervals). Later Colonel in Madras Staff Corps. Retired as Major-General and spent…

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BATSCH, Friedrich

BATSCH, Friedrich. 182? — 1907. Rev. German Lutheran Missionary in India. Ordained 1844 in Berlin and left for India. Worked long for Gossnermission in Purulia, in Chota Nagpur. Retired in 1886. Publications: “Language of Dravidian Aborigines. Notes on the Oraon Language”, JASB 35:2 Extra No., 1866, 251-265. Sources: Brief notes in…

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WINFIELD, Walter Warren

WINFIELD, Walter Warren. 8.6.1889 — 6.4.1970. Rev. British Baptist Missionary in India. Son of Harry W. and Clara Jane East. B.A., B.D. Married 1919 in Madras Lottie Lydia Johnson, at least one son. Publications: A grammar of the Kui language. 14+248 p. Bibl. Ind. 245.Calcutta 1928. – A vocabulary of…

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CAIN, John

CAIN, John. 184? — 17.3.1917. Rev. British Missionary in India. Arrived in India in 1869, from 1874 in Dummagudem in Godavari dt. working there until his death. Married 1880 Sarah Davies (d. 1934), the first Australian missionary in India. He collected notes about Dravidian tribal languages and customs and participated…

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BURROW, Thomas

BURROW, Thomas. Westmoreland, Leck, North Lancashire 29.6.1909 — Kidlington, Oxfordshire 8.6.1986. British Indologist. Professor in Oxford. Son of Joshua and Frances Eleanor B. Studies at Cambridge (Christ’s College) from 1927, classical and soon also Indian philology, M.A. Ph.D. 1935. In 1935-37 Research Fellow of his College. In 1937-44 Assistant Keeper…

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BÜHLER, Johann Michael

BÜHLER, Johann Michael. 18?? — India 7.6.1854. German Indologist and Missionary in South India. After several years of Sanskrit studies in Germany (perhaps under Ewald, with whom he later corresponded) he left for India as a missionary of Basel Mission in 1846. He arrived at Calicut in January 1847 and…

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BRIGEL, Johann Jakob

BRIGEL, Johann Jakob. 18?? — 1???. Rev. German Missionary in India, belonged to Basel Mission in Mangalore. Retired in 1875 and became minister in his native Württemberg. One JJB (1832–1887) was Pastor in Württenberg and could well be the same. Publications: A Grammar of the Tulu language. 139 p. Mangalore…

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