GILLINGS, James

GILLINGS, James. Norwich, Norfolk 15.11.1822 — 1897. Rev. BritishMethodist Missionary in Sri Lanka. In 1844-50 Superintendent on English school in Batticaloa, then returned to the U.K. Retired and moved to Coonoor in South India. Publications: “On the Veddahs of Bintenne”, JRAS-CB2:3 (7), 1853, 83-89. Sources: Scanty stray notes in Internet.

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GILLE, Albert

GILLE, Albert. 1878 — 1950. Father. S.J. Belgian Missionary in India 1904-25. In the 1930s A.G. from Belgia was missionary in Burundi. Publications: “Notes on Some Native Medicines from Southern India”, Man 6, 1906, 182-187. – A Record of the Inscriptions at the Catholic Church at Patna, Bihar and Orissa. 8+54 p. Patna…

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GERMANN, Wilhelm

GERMANN, Wilhelm. Gardelegen 3.4.1840 — Meiningen 7.2.1902. German Missionary in India. Worked in Tamilnadu. Studied theology at Erlangen, in 1864 joined the Lutheran Leipzig Mission. Ordained priest in 1865 and left for Madras. Returning in 1867 he became minister in Meiningen, from 1886 church councilor and superintendent in Wasungen (Thüringen).…

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GEHRICH, Georg

GEHRICH, Georg. 18?? — 19??. German Priest interested in Oriental Religions. Pastor in Stellichte (Hannover). Publications: Translated Cumont’s, Pettazzonis and Tiele’s works into German (1895/1909). – “Zur Frage nach dem Alter des Avesta”, Archiv f. Rel.wiss. 1, 1898, 337-360. Sources: Internet is full of references to his translations (one briefly mentioning his position),…

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FLETCHER, William Kew

FLETCHER, William Kew. Gloucestershire 9.8.1802 — ?.12.1867. Rev. British Clergyman in India. Son of Thomas Fl. and his wife Jane. In Bombay, 1832-66 chaplain in Byculla, then senior chaplain and Archdeacon. Married 1832 Maria Jane Jewsbury (1800–1833), a writer and poet, and 1835 Elizabeth Catherine Carr, at least one son.…

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EXEM, Albert van

EXEM, Albert van. 1918 — 1994. S.J. Father. Belgian Missionary and Anthropologist in India. From 1946 worked 17 years among Muṇḍas. Fluent in Muṇḍari. Publications: “Haram and Singbonga. The Concept of the Supreme Being According to Munda Mythology”, P. Ponette (ed.), The Munda World. Ranchi 1978, 81-115. – The Religious System…

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DAHMEN, Pierre

DAHMEN, Pierre. 18?? — 19??. S.J. Father. Catholic Missionary in Madurai (1910/31). Publications: “The Kunnuvans or Mannadis, a Hill-Tribe of the Palnis, South India”, Anthropos 5, 1910, 320-327. – Un jésuite brahme: Robert de Nobili, S.I., 1577-1656, missionnaire au Maduré. 10+103 p. Museum Lessianum 1. Bruges 1924; Robert de Nobili S.J.:…

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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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CAIUS, R. P. J.

CAIUS, R. P. J. 18?? — 19??. S. J. Father. Missionary in Tiruchirappalli. Publications: “Au Pays des Castes. Castes des pays Dravidiens”, Anthropos 1, 1906, 426-434; “Au Pays des Castes. Les Brahmanes. (Suite)”, Anthropos 3, 1908, 239-243, 637-650. Sources: Nothing except the two articles found.

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BATESON, Joseph Harger

BATESON, Joseph Harger. Kendal, Westmoreland 5.3.1865 — 5.10.1935. Rev. British clergyman in Burma. Son of Thomas B. and Sarah Severs. From 1886 until 1913 Chaplain of territorial Forces, at least initially served in Burma. Secretary of Wesleyan Army and Navy Board. Married 1892 Rose Edmeades. Publications: Articles on Buddhism in E.R.E.…

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