PETROV, Pavel Jakovlevič

PETROV, Pavel Jakovlevič. St.Petersburg 25.7.1814 — 7.9.1875. Russian Indologist and Arabic Scholar. Professor in Kazan and Moscow. Son of a poor schoolteacher, Jakov Osipovič P., he was educated in St.Petersburg and Moscow and graduated (kand.) from Moscow University in 1832. Then he studied Oriental languages and Sanskrit (under Lenz) at…

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MORELAND, William Harrison

MORELAND, William Harrison. 13.7.1868 — 28.9.1938. British Historian of Islamic India. Born in Northern Ireland, educated 1881-86 at Clifton College. In 1886 accepted to I.C.S., studied law and other subjects at Cambridge (LL.B. 1889). In India served as local officer and as Assistant Settlement Officer at Unao, U.P., until 1896.…

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MORDTMANN, Andreas David

MORDTMANN, Andreas David. Hamburg 11.2.1811 — Constantinople 30.12.1879. German Diplomat, Orientalist and Epigraphist. Lived in Constantinople from 1845. Son of Jens M. (1786-1829), worker and shopkeeper, and Anna Peiniger (1794-1813). Educated at Johanneum in Hamburg. Lost early his parents and had to earn his living by giving private private lessons…

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MALCOLM, John

MALCOLM, John. Burnfoot 2.5.1769 — Windsor 31.5. or 30.7.1833. Sir. British (Scots) Colonial Officer, Diplomat and Historian in India. Son of George M., educated at Westerkirk. In 1782 joined Indian army and arrived at Madras 1783. In 1792 under Cornwallis at the siege of Seringapatam and appointed Persian interpreter to…

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LING, Trevor Oswald

LING, Trevor Oswald. London 17.2.1920 — 24.3.1995. British Scholar of Comparative Religion and Buddhism. Started to study for Baprist ministry, but in war service went to India. In Calcutta he met Hindu thought and started to learn Sanskrit and Pāli. Back in England 1946, he studied theology and modern history…

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LÉVI, Sylvain

LÉVI, Sylvain. Paris 28.3.1863 — Paris 30.10.1935. French Indologist. Professor in Paris. Son of Louis-Philippe L., a Jewish cloth merchant, family came from Alsace. Studies in Paris, first Greek, but soon Indology under Bergaigne et al. from 1882. From 1885 taught himself Sanskrit at É.P.H.É. (succeeding Hauvette-Besnault). Ph.D. 1890 Paris.…

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LEE-WARNER, William

LEE-WARNER, William. Little Walsingham, Norfolk 18.4.1846 — Norwich 18.6.1914. Sir. British Historian in India. Son of Canon James L.-W., of Thorpland Hall, Norfolk, and Anne Astley. Educated at Rugby and Cambridge (St.John’s). B.A. 1869, M.A. 1872. In 1869 joined I.C.S., served as Collector in Poona and Satara, Political Agent in…

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ARROS, João de

ARROS, João de. Viseu (?), Portugal 1496? — São Lourenço 20.10.1570. Portuguese Humanist, Civil Servant, and Contemporary Historian of Early Colonial India. Attracted attention of the court with his literary products. In 1522 he was sent to Guinea by João III, then treasurer 1525-28. In charge of Casa da India…

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