LE BONHEUR, Albert

LE BONHEUR, Albert. Saigon 6.8.1938 — 8.2.1996. French Art Historian of South and South-East Asia. Educated in Saigon, Hanoi and Paris, studied art history, Sanskrit and Tamil in Paris. Diplome of École du Louvre 1966. The conservator in Musée Guimet, from 1971 also taught at École du Louvre. Ph.D. 1978 Paris…

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KEARNS, James Fleming

KEARNS, James Fleming. Ireland 1825 — Tanjore 1877. Rev. British Missionary in India. In 1849 to India as lay missionary, ordained priest 1856. Worked 1856-73 for the Society for Propagation of the Gospel at Puthiamputhur, Tinnevelly, then in charge of Tanjore mission. Publications: Tribes of South India; a sketch of their…

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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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HORSLEY, Hugh

HORSLEY, Hugh. India 11.8.1849 — 26.1.1934. Rev. British (Irish?) Missionary in South South Asia. Son of William Henry H. and Frederica O’Connell. Studied at Cambridge, M.A. Came to Madras 1873, worked in Tinnevelly, after 1877 in Ceylon. Also there worked among Tamils for Church Missionary Society. Still there 1900, retured…

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HOEK, Albertus Wilhelmus (Bert) van den

HOEK, Albertus Wilhelmus (Bert) van den. Apeldoom 2.9.1951 — Mumbai 1.12.2001. Dutch Anthropologist. After school in Utrecht studied Anthropology and Philosophy at Amsterdam, then at Leiden, where B.A. 1970 and M.A. 1976. Also learned Tamil and Sanskrit (Heesterman). In 1977 further studies under L. Dumont in Paris. In various research positions,  1989-92…

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BRANDT, Francis

BRANDT, Francis. Pendleton, Lancashire 6.5.1840 — Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 17.7.1925. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Robert Brandt. Educated at Cheltenham College, became famous as cricketer. After graduation from Oxford (Brasenose College) joined I.C.S. in 1862, served in South India. From 1884 Judge in Madras High Court, retired 1887. In…

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WINFRED

WINFRED: Rev. S. Winfred, the author of Tamil Minor Poets. Madras 1872 and other works, is a Tamil Christian. Probably the same applies then also to H. M. Winfred, the author of Tamil ilakkanatirattu. Epitome of Tamil Grammar. Madras 1868.

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STRUTT, Edward

STRUTT, Edward. Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire 1853 — St.Columb, Newquay, Cornwall 1911. Rev. British Wesleyan Missionary in Sri Lanka. Son of master bootmaker G. Strutt and Elizabeth Housley, a pious Wesleyan family. Working in Ceylon at Jaffna (1876-78), Kalmunai (1878), Trincomalee (1879-81) and Colombo (1881-87) concentrating on Tamils. In 1887 returned…

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STOKES, Hudleston

STOKES, Hudleston (Huddleston). Doveridge, Derbyshire 1807 — 1888?. British Civil Servant in South India. Son of Vicar Henry St. of Doveridge. Joined E.I.C.’s service 1826, worked mainly in Kurnool. From 1842 Assistant, then Collector and Magistrate in Guntur until 1852. He was actively supporting Christian mission. Publications: Nitinerivilakkam of Cumara Guru Para Timiran…

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SCHANZ, Hugo

SCHANZ, Hugo. Schöneck, Voigtland 8.11.1834 — Bobenneukirchen 30.1.1892. German Missionary in South India. From 1853 studies of Theology at Leipzig. Ordained in 1861 in Leipzig and left for India. Worked in different parts of Tamilnadu (from 1863 in Madras, from 1875 at Poraiyār), had health problems and returned in 1872.…

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