MORELAND, William Harrison

MORELAND, William Harrison. Belfast 13.7.1868 — Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire 28.9.1938. British Historian of Islamic India. Born in Northern Ireland, son of the elser W.H.M. Educated 1881-86 at Clifton College, Somerset. In 1886 accepted to I.C.S., studied law and other subjects at Cambridge (LL.B. 1889 Trinity College). In India served as…

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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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MOOR, Edward

MOOR, Edward. 1771 — Westminster 26.2.1848. British Colonial Officer and Oriental Scholar in India. Major. Left for India as cadet in 1782, arrived at Madras 1783. “Served with the Mahratta Army against Tippoo, 1790-1, at Dharwar, Doridrug, Gadjnur; wrote, in 1794, an account of the operations. Officiated as Quarter-Master-General; garrison…

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MALCOLM, John

MALCOLM, John. Burnfoot,Dumfriesshire 2.5.1769 — Windsor 31.5. or 30.7.1833. Sir. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer, Diplomat and Historian in India. Son of George M., a tenant farmer, and Margaret Pasley, educated at Westerkirk. In 1782 joined Indian army and arrived at Madras 1783. In 1792 under Cornwallis at the siege of…

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LING, Trevor Oswald

LING, Trevor Oswald. London 17.2.1920 — Long Eaton, Derbyshire 24.3.1995. British Scholar of Comparative Religion and Buddhism. Son of Albert Oswald Ling and Emma Meachen. Started to study for Baptist ministry, but in war service went to India. In Calcutta he met Hindu thought and started to learn Sanskrit and…

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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, and Pauline Bloch, family came from Alsace. After Lycée Charlemagne studies in Paris, first Greek, but soon (from 1882) Indology under Bergaigne et al. From 1885 taught himself Sanskrit at…

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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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