WHISH, Charles M.

WHISH, Charles Matthew. London 9.1.1795 — Cuddapah (Kadapa) 14.4.1833. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Martin Whish, a Commissioner of Excise, and Harriet Tysson. After studies at Haileybury served in Madras Presidency from 1812, in Zillan Court of South Malabar. Then criminal judge in Cuddapah. He was the first…

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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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VELZE, Jacob Antoon van

VELZE, Jacob Antoon van. Hilversum 1902/03— 1984. Dutch Student of Indology. Son of Jacob van V. and Adriana Tober. Studied Classics at Utrecht, also Sanskrit under Caland. In 1930 teacher. Ph.D. 1938 Utrecht (under Gonda). Married 1930 Maria Hoetmer. Publications: Diss. Names of Persons in Early Sanskrit Literature. 162 p. Utrecht 1938.…

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THEILKUHL, Wolfgang

THEILKUHL, Wolfgang  Adolf. Hilchenbach, Westfalen 18?? — 19??. German Student of Indology. Studies at Munich as early as 1918. Ph.D. 1926 (1929) Munich. Publications: Diss. Die Yogasūtrāṇi des Patañjali mit dem Kommentar Rājamārtaṇḍa des Bhojadeva, deutsche Übersetzung von Buch 1 und 2 (mit Einleitung in die Sāṁkhya- und Yoga-Philosophie. Manuscript of 62…

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SZAJAN, Włodzimir (Volodimir Petrovič Šajan)

SZAJAN, Włodzimir (Wołodymyr Petrovycz, Ukr. Volodimir Petrovič Šajan). Lemberg (then Austrian, now Lviv) 2.8.1906 — London 15.7.1974. Ukrainian Nationalist and Religious Enthusiast interested in Sanskrit. With his hometown became Polish citizen after WW I. Studied at Lwów (Lviv) philosophy, literature and Sanskrit. From 1934 on he propagated a “pan-Aryan” Slavic neopagan…

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SWANSON, Donald C.

SWANSON, Donald Carl Eugene. St.Paul, Minnesota 18.11.1914 — 12.4.1976. U.S. Linguist. Studies at University of Minnesota (B.A. 1936, M.A. 1939, in Classics). M.A. and Ph.D. 1941 Princeton University. After one year as Instructor of Classics at University of Colorado worked for U.S. Navy and U.S. Armed Forces Language Unit, 1943-45.…

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SPRUNG, Mervyn

SPRUNG,  George Mervyn Carter. Winnipeg 1913 — Peterborough 5.1.2000. Canadian Buddhist Scholar. Son of Benjamin Franklin Sprung. Studies at Manitoba (B.A.), Toronto (M.A.) and Berlin (Ph.D. 1939). Back in Canada volunteered in army and, speaking fluent German, was taken to intelligence. Colonel. After war worked as army historian, then 1965-79 Professor of…

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SHIRREFF, Alexander Grierson

SHIRREFF, Alexander Grierson. 1883 — 2.9.1962. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Francis Archibald Patullo Sh. and his wife Elizabeth Louisa. B.A. I.C.S. officer, in the 1930s Collector of Jaunpur. Married Dulcie Baxter, children. Publications: With Pannā Lāl: The Dream Queen: a translation of the Svapnavasavadatta of Bhasa. 4+55 p. Allahabad 1918. – Hindi…

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SHEA, David

SHEA, David. Limerick county 1777 — Haileybury 10.5.1836. British (Irish) Persian Scholar. Professor at Haileybury. Son of Daniel Shea, a farmer. Studied Classics at Dublin from 1793, in 1898 expelled as nationalist, having refused an oath to government, and went to England. He worked as tutor in London, then as…

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SCHOTT, Magdalene

SCHOTT, Magdalene Sophie (née Krafft). Barmen, Rheinprovinz 22.3.1899 — 19??. German Student of Indology. After gymnasium in Mannheim studied first medicine at Tübingen, but soon Germanistics at Münster, Berlin, Freiburg and Marburg. From 1928 studies of Indology at Heidelberg. Ph.D. 1935 Heidelberg (under Walleser). Married 1921 architect Hugo Schott, divorce 1922.…

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