RAHMANN, Rudolph

RAHMANN, Rudolph. Niederense, Westfalen 20.9.1902 — Troisdorf, Kr. Rhein-Sieg 23.9.1985. SVD. German Ethnologist. Roman Catholic Priest. Studies in the Netherlands and at Missionshaus St.Gabriel in Mödling near Vienna. Ordained 1929. From 1932 studies under W. Koppers and W. Schmidt. Ph.D. 1935 Vienna. In 1936 to China, taught sociology and ethnology…

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POSTANS, Thomas

POSTANS, Thomas. Lee, Kent (?) 1808 — Deesa, Gujarat 11.12.1846. British Colonial Officer interested in Ethnology and Archaeology of India. Captain. Son of Thomas and Agathe Postans, the mother was of French origin, but died in 1816. Joined E.I.C. service as cadet in 1827 and came to Bombay. From 1834…

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LATHAM, Robert Gordon

LATHAM, Robert Gordon. Billingborough, Lincolnshire 24.3.1812 — Putney, London 9.3.1888. British Ethnologist and Linguist. Son of Thomas L., a vicar, educated at Eton and Cambridge (B.A. 1832). Further studies in Copenhagen (under Rask) and Christiania (now Oslo). From 1839 Professor of English Language at University College, London, but soon turned…

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SHERRING, Matthew Atmore

SHERRING, Matthew Atmore. Halstead, Essex 26.9.1826 — Benares 10.8.1880. Rev. British Missionary and Ethnologist in India. Son of John Sh. and Maryann Mather. Educated at Coward College and University College, London (LL.B.). He joined the London Missionary Society and after ordination in 1852 went immediately to Benares. He was in…

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ROSE, Horace Arthur

ROSE, Horace Arthur. East Grinstead, Sussex 25.11.1867 — Saint Brélade, Jersey 18.9.1933. British Civil Servant in India. Son of a merchant. Educated at St.Paul’s School, studies at Cambridge (Emmanuel College). In 1888-1917 in I.C.S. In 1901 Census Superintendent for Pañjāb, in 1901-06 Superintendent of Ethnography for Pañjāb, in 1906-17 District…

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TEMPLE, Richard Carnac

TEMPLE, Richard Carnac. Allahabad 15.10.1850 — Territet, Switzerland 3.3.1931. Sir (2nd Bart.). British Colonial Officer in India and Burma, Indologist, Ethnologist and Historian. Son of Sir Richard T. (1826–1902), a well known and original Civil Servant in India, and Charlotte Martindale (d. 1855). Educated at Harrow and from 1868 at…

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MICHELSON, Truman

MICHELSON, Truman. New Rochelle, NY 11.8.1879 — Washington, DC 26.7.1938. U.S. Ethnologist and Linguist, interested in MIA. Professor in Washington DC. Educated at Harvard: A.B. 1902, A.M. 1903, Ph.D. 1904. In 1904-05 further studies at Leipzig and Bonn, in 1909 studies of anthropology under Boas at Columbia. In 1904-05 Parker…

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MACLAGAN, Edward

MACLAGAN, Edward Douglas. Pañjāb, India 25.8.1864 — London 22.10.1952. Sir. British Civil Servant and Historian in India. Son of —> R. E. M., educated in Winchester and at New College, Oxford (M.A.). In 1883 passed the I.C.S. examination and went to India 1885. From 1906 Chief secretary to Government of the Punjab,…

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KÜTTLER, Edmund

KÜTTLER, Edmund Martin. Jemnice 7.11.1884 — Austria 1964. Austrian (Moravian) Linguist and Ethnologist in Czechoslovakia, began his career with Indology. Gymnasium in Brno, studies at Vienna. Ph.D. 1910 Vienna (L. von Schroeder). In 1907-08 in Caucasia and 1912 in Armenia. In 1911-12 further studies of Indology and ethnology in Berlin,…

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KUDRJAVCEV, Mihail Konstantinovič

KUDRJAVCEV, Mihail Konstantinovič. Orenburg 31.12.1910 (11.1.1911) — 4.3.1992. Russian Ethnographist of South Asia. Son of official. In 1929-32 studied at Leningrad Topographical Technical School and worked then as topographer in Yakutia. Soon became interested in ethnography and graduated 1939 from Leningrad University (Historical Faculty). Participated in the WW II in…

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