SLATER, Gilbert

SLATER, Gilbert. Plymouth 27.8.1864 — Oxford 8.3.1938. British Economist and Social Reformer. Son of a school teacher, Daniel Slater. Studied economics (M.A.), one of the first doctors at the London School of Economics. In 1909-15 Principal of Ruskin College in Oxford. From 1915 the first Professor of economics at Madras…

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SHORTT, John

SHORTT, John. 26.2.1822 — Yerkaud 24.4.1889.  British Physician in India. Trained as apothecary at Madras Medical School until 1846. In 1850 he went to Scotland for further studies and became both M.D. and veterinary. In 1854 returned to Madras and worked as Assistant Surgeon, full Surgeon 1866. Retired 1878 as…

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FARMER, Bertram Hughes

FARMER, Bertram Hughes. Wiltshire 1916 — 6.2.1996. British Geographer. Educated at Malmesbury. From 1934 studies at Cambridge (St.John’s College), graduated 1937. Taught at Cambridge. Married Anne Allison Stewart (d. 1995), three sons, one daughter. Publications: With O. H. K. Spate: India and Pakistan: A General and Regional Geography. 827 p. 1954. – Ceylon:…

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THORNER, Daniel

THORNER, Daniel. New York 1915 — Paris 18.6.1974. U.S. Economist and Historian of South Asian Economy in India and France. Studies of history at Columbia, during war served in the Office of Strategic Services. At the end of WW II to India to complete his dissertation. For a while (1949-52)…

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WATT, George

WATT, George. Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire 24.4.1851 — Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire 2.4.1930. Sir. British (Scottish) Physician and Scientist in India. Son of John W., educated at King’s College and Marischal College in Aberdeen, studies at Glasgow University. From 1873 Professor of Botany at Calcutta University (Presidency College). In 1882 Medical and Scientific…

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RUBEN, Walter

RUBEN, Walter. Hamburg 26.12.1899 — Berlin 7.11.1982. German (East) Indologist. Professor in Berlin. Son of Albert R., a merchant, and Emmi Geister. School in Hamburg, 1917-18 in army. Studies of classics, philosophy and Indology at Hamburg (Konow) and Bonn (Jacobi), also Berlin (Lüders). Ph.D. 1924 Bonn. PD 1927 Bonn, in…

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ROYLE, Forbes

ROYLE, John Forbes. Cawnpur (Kanpur) 10.5.1799 — Acton near London 2.1.1858. British (Scottish) Physician, Botanist and Scientist in India. Son of Capt. William Henry Royle of E.I.C. and his wife Isabella, lost early his father. Educated at Edinburgh and Addiscombe, but soon left the military career and became Assistant Surgeon…

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BRELOER, Bernhard

BRELOER, Bernhard. Herne, Westfalen 8.11.1894 — Tbilisi 20.4.1947. German Indologist. Professor in Berlin. Son of mill owner Bernhard Br. and Auguste Lueg. Participated in the WW I. Studied a brief time at Jena, then at Bonn (under Jacobi and Kirfel) and Munich (W. Geiger) Indology, also classical philology, and musicology.…

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