SZERB, János

SZERB, János. Budapest 7.1.1951 — Vienna 6.10.1988. Hungarian Tibetologist. Studies at Budapest. Ph.D. 1982. In 1984-88 in Ö.A.W, Forschungsstelle für Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens, in Vienna. Interested in Tibetan history and religion, also including Mongolian Buddhism. Also a poet. Committed suicide. Publications: “Glosses on the Oeuvre of Bla-ma ’Phags-pa: 2.…

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SMÉKAL, Odolen

SMÉKAL, Odolen. Olomouc 18.8.1928 — Prague 17.6.1998. Czech Indologist (Hindi Scholar). Son of Vaclav Martin Smékal and Anežka Smičková. Studies at Charles University in Prague. Ph.D. in Hindi. Apparently taught Hindi at Charles University. Married with Helena Cassinelli, children. Publications: A Hindi grammar and textbooks in Czech and English, several…

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SCHMIDT, József

SCHMIDT, József. Vác 24.12.1868 — Budapest 1.10.1933. Hungarian Indologist. Professor in Budapest. Son of a house-painter, studied at Budapest under Mayr. In 1899-1908 worked as school-teacher. In 1908-10 Docent and in 1910-20 Professor of comparative IE linguistics at Budapest (succeeding Mayr). In 1919 he worked in the Ministry of Education…

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RÜCKERT, Friedrich

RÜCKERT, Friedrich. Schweinfurt 16.5.1788 — Neusess bei Coburg, Franken 31.1.1866. German Poet, Translator, Oriental Scholar and Indologist. Professor in Erlangen and Berlin. Son of Johann Adam R. (1763–1831), a lawyer, and Maria Barbara Schoppach (1766–1835). After gymnasium in Schweinfurt (1802–05) studies of law, languages and literature at Würzburg (1805-09) and…

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ROSENBAUM, Ernst

ROSENBAUM, Ernst (nom-de-plume Dr. Ernst Roenau). 1888 — 1938?. Austrian. Dr.iuris. Worked in graphic industry and translated narrative literature as E. Roenau (apparently adapted for children). Publications: Ein Sanskritmärchen nacherzählt. Vienna & Lp. 1918. – Des Prinzen Brautfahrt. Märchen und Geschichten aus dem Kathásaritságara, Ozean der Märchen­ströme. Aus dem Sanskrit…

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ROLLAND, Romain

ROLLAND, Romain. Clamecy 29.1.1866 — Vézelay 30.12.1944. French author interested in Indian Thought, Personal Friend of Gandhi and Tagore. Also a firm catholic. Wrote novels, short stories, dramas and essays. Nobel Prize of Literature 1915. Son-in-Law of Michel Bréal (1892). Publications: Mahatma Gandhi. 1924; Essai sur la mystique et l’action…

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PUTJATA, Aleksej Dmitrievič.

PUTJATA, Aleksej Dmitrievič. Smolensk gub. 13.1.1855 — Melbourne 16.12.1894. Russian Diplomat and former Student of Indology. After studies worked in Ministry of Education and in 1885 entered diplomatic career as secretary at the Russian embassy in Bucharest, then for a while in Odessa. In 1893 sent to Australia as Russian…

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POPLEY, Herbert Arthur

POPLEY, Herbert Arthur. Richmond, Surrey 1878 — Coonoor, India 9.5.1960. British Missionary and Indologist, specialized in Classical Tamil Literature. Studies at Hackney College (B.A.). Ordained priest 1901 and left to India as London Missionary Society’s missionary. Worked in Erode, founding Community Training School there. In 1921 moved to Madras concentrating…

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PETROV, A. A.

PETROV, A. A. 17?? — 1???. Author of the first incomplete Russian version of the Gītā. Sources: Transl. from the English version of Wilkins. Багуат-Гета, или беседы Кришны с Аржуном. 44 p. Moscow 1788. Sources: xx.

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PEROGLIO, Celestino

PEROGLIO, Celestino. Palestro 1824 — Bologna 1909. Italian Historian, interested in Indian Literature. Taught history and geography at technical school in Vercelli (founded by himself in 1854) and finally at Bologian University. A Garibaldian nationalist and a freemason (grand master of Grande Oriente d’Italia). Publications: Del principio della nazionalità nella…

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