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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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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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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MARTINI, François

MARTINI, François. Can Tho, Vietnam 20.5.1895 — 18.6.1965. French Indologist and South-East Asian Scholar. Son of Corsican father and Cambodian mother. Studied law and philosophy, participated in the WW I (wounded) and after war studied languages, soon Sanskrit under S. Lévi. Diplom of Thai at É.L.O.V. 1922, from 1928 taught…

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MARSHALL, George Turnbull

MARSHALL, George Turnbull. Calcutta 13.12.1803 — at sea, St.Ives Bay, Cornwall 10.12.1854. British Colonial Officer in India. Arrived c. 1830. Major 1846. In 1838-52 Secretary of the College of Fort William in Calcutta (the last holder of this office before the closing of the College), in 1839-40 also of Sanskrit College.…

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MACFIE, John Mandeville

MACFIE, John Mandeville. 30.12.1871 — 19??. Rev. British (Scottish) Missionary in India. Studies at Glasgow, M.A. 1891. From 1894 Presbyterian missionary in Rajputana. Not to be confused with Major-General J.M.M. (1891–1985). Publications: The Mahābhārata: A Summary. 265 p. Madras 1921; The laws of Manu; a summary in English. 4+131 p. Madras 1921; The…

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LINDEN, Cornelius Wilhelmus Josef van der

LINDEN, Cornelius Wilhelmus Josef van der. 1914 — 1988. Father. S.V.D. Dutch Catholic Priest and Student of Indology. Ph.D. 1954. Publications: diss. The concept of Deva in the Vedic age. 123 p. Utrecht 1954. – Het hinduïsme. 24 p. Heemstede 1966. Sources: Dutch Indology homepage.

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KUDZINOWSKI, Czesław

KUDZINOWSKI, Czesław. Wodziłówka 8.10.1908 — Poznań 2.3.1988. Polish Linguist, beside Indo-European also Specialist of Fenno-Ugrian and Uralic. Professor in Poznań. Son of a small farmer. From 1928 studies of philosophy Wilno (then Polish, now Lithuanian Vilnius), soon switched to IE linguitics. M.A. 1935. In 1935-37 further studies of Fenno-Ugrian at…

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KRETZSCHMAR, Ludwig

KRETZSCHMAR, Ludwig. Lauchhammer, Oberspreewald-Lausitz 5.1.1901 — Normandy 19.7.1944. German Student of Indology. Ph.D. 1936 Halle (?). Publications: Diss. Bhavabhūti, der Dichter des Dharma.7+116 p. Halle 1931. Sources: Janert; *vita in diss.; dates in findagrave.com.

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