CUTLER, Norman

CUTLER, Norman. Silver Spring Md. 10.5.1949 — 26.2.2002. U.S. Indologist (Tamil Scholar). Educated at University of Michigan (A.B.), University of Washing­ton (M.A.) and University of Chicago (Ph.D. under A. K. Ramanujan). In the middle of the 1980s Assistant Professor at Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, then…

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BOULANGER, Chantal

BOULANGER-MALONEY, Chantal. Paris 4.1.1957 — Kebili, Tunisia 27.12.2004. French Social Anthropo­logist working on South India. Educated in France, studied in Brighton and Japan, then anthropology and Tamil in Paris. In 1989-93 worked in American Museum of Natural History in New York. Then in France, but 1997 moved to London. Interested…

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ROBERTS, Joseph

ROBERTS, Joseph. Rev. Missionary in Sri Lanka and India, author of “Extracts from the Sakaa Thewan Saasteran, or Book of Fate, tr. from the tamul language by the Rev. J.R.”, ch. 2 (of 68 p.) in Miscellaneous Translations from Oriental Languages 1. L. 1831. He was himself a Sri Lankan…

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PRIEUR, Édouard

PRIEUR,  Simon Léon Édouard. Bordeaux 11.2.1803 — 1848?. French Colonial Official in India. Son of Alexandre Simon Pr. and Marguerite Jenny Dulphy. Teacher in Pondichéry. Member of Conseil général in Pondichéry. Married 1841 Nancy Aimée Céléstine Lafauche, at least one son. Publications: “Histoire du roi Nallane, par Adivirarameim, ancien poëte tamoul. Analyse d’un…

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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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