COSTA, Giulio

COSTA, Giulio. Imola 1901 — Mendal, Tura, Meghalaya 16/17.4.1970. S.D.B. Father. Italian Catholic Missionary in Assam. Worked in Khasi Hills (1936), then in Tura in West Garo Hills, altogether 45 years, until death. Murdered during night. Publications: “The Garo Code of Law”, Anthropos 49, 1954, 1041-1066. Sources: Obituary By St. Ferrando in…

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COSERIU, Eugenio

COSERIU, Eugenio (Eugeniu Coşeriu). Mihăileni, Bălţi (now in Moldova) 27.7.1921 — Tübingen 7.9.2002. Romanian Comparative Linguist in Uruguay and Germany. Studies at Iaşi and from 1940 in Rome. Ph.D. 1944 Rome. In 1944-45 taught at Padova, 1945-49 at Milano. In 1950-63 Professor of General and Indo-European Linguistics at the University…

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COOPER, Roland Edgar

COOPER, Roland Edgar. Kingston-on-Thames, London 16.6.1890 — Southend-on-Sea, Essex 31.1.1962. British Botanist. Lost his parents in the age of four and was raised by his aunt and her husband, botanist William Wright Smith. In 1907-10 he followed his uncle to India, where they collected samples from the eastern Himalayas. A…

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CONRAD, Dieter

CONRAD, Dieter. 1932 — 2001. German Scholar of Indian Law. Dr.iur. 1963 Heidelberg (diss. not on South Asia). Senior Research Fellow at South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, was in Charge of its Department of Law from 1963 until his retirement in 1997. Publications: “Von Der Teilung Indiens Zur Teilung Pakistans.…

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CONNER, Peter Eyre

CONNER, Peter Eyre. 5.8.1789 (hardly 1794) — Hyderabad 29.4.1821. British Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant of Madras infantry. Together with Ltn. B. S. Ward conducted the survey of Travancore and Cochin 1810-21. Publications: “Description of the Hill Tribes in Travancore”, MJLS 1, 1834, 1-7; “Extract from the Memoir of the Survey…

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COATS (Coates), Thomas

COATS (Coates), Thomas. 17?? — 18??. British Physician in India. He spent many years in Poona (Pune) as surgeon in Peshva’s time. Campaigned against orthodox opposition on behalf of the small pox vaccination. Publications: A pamphlett in Marathi defending vaccination. 1813. – “Notes respecting the Trial by Panchayat, and the Administration of…

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CLEMEN, Carl Christian

CLEMEN, Carl Christian. Sommerfeld bei Leipzig 30.3.1865 — Bonn 8.7.1940. German Theologian and Historian of Religion. Professor in Bonn. Son of Oberkirchenrat August Clemen and Helene Voigt, educated at Fürstenschule in Grimma. Studies of theology at Leipzig, Tübingen, Halle and Berlin. PD 1892 Halle. From 1910 ao. Professor of New Testament…

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CLEGHORN, Hugh

CLEGHORN, Hugh. Fife 1751/52 — ?.2.1836. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in Sri Lanka. High School in Edinburgh 1762-63. In 1773-93 Professor of Civil and Natural History at St.Andrews University, in 1788-90 interrupted by a long tour around Central Europe. In 1795 went to India and Ceylon with comte de Meuron.…

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CLARKE, Charles Baron

CLARKE, Charles Baron. Andower, Hampshire 17.6.1832 — Kew, Richmond 25.8.1906.British Civil Servant (Teacher) and Botanist in India. Son of Turner Poulter Clarke, educated King’s College School in London. Studies at Trinity and Queens’ Colleges, Cambridge. In 1860 called to the bar from Lincoln’s Inn. In 1857-65 lectured on mathematics at…

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CLAFLIN, Edith Frances

CLAFLIN, Edith Frances. Quincy MA 6.10.1875 — New York City 5.3.1953. U.S. Linguist and Classical Scholar. Studies at Radcliffe College (B.A. 1897), then at Bryn Mawr, 1899-1900 in Athens. A.M. and Ph.D. 1904 Bryn Mawr. Taught Greek and Latin in Massachusetts, Illinois and Ohio, 1916-33 head of Greek Department at…

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