MACLEAN, James Hair

MACLEAN, James Hair. 22.11.1868 — 1945?. Rev. British (Scottish) Missionary in South India. Studies at Glasgow (M.A. 1890, B.D. 1894). Further studies at Oxford and Jena. Came to India in 1895 and worked for United Free Church of Scotland in Kanchipuram and Bangalore for almost 50 years. Publications: “Kanchipuram”, E.R.E. 7, 1914,…

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MACFIE, John Mandeville

MACFIE, John Mandeville. 30.12.1871 — 19??. Rev. British (Scottish) Missionary in India. Studies at Glasgow, M.A. 1891. From 1894 Presbyterian missionary in Rajputana. Not to be confused with Major-General J.M.M. (1891–1985). Publications: The Mahābhārata: A Summary. 265 p. Madras 1921; The laws of Manu; a summary in English. 4+131 p. Madras 1921; The…

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LOW, James

LOW, James. Causland 4.4.1791 — 1852. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer. Son of Alexander Low and Anne Thompson, educated at Edinburgh College. Cadet in E.I.C.’s army 1812. In 1819-40 served in Penang, 1840-45 in Singapore, 1824 led a mission to Thailand. Retired in 1845 as Lieutenant-Colonel, but returned to Scotland only…

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LINDEN, Cornelius Wilhelmus Josef van der

LINDEN, Cornelius Wilhelmus Josef van der. 1914 — 1988. Father. S.V.D. Dutch Catholic Priest and Student of Indology. Ph.D. 1954. Publications: diss. The concept of Deva in the Vedic age. 123 p. Utrecht 1954. – Het hinduïsme. 24 p. Heemstede 1966. Sources: Dutch Indology homepage.

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LILLINGSTON, Frank

LILLINGSTON, Frank (also called Lillington). Tysse near Bergen, Norway 2.8.1872 — Aylsham, Norfolk 7.9.1909. Rev. British Clergyman. Son of Rev. Claude Augustus L. Studies at Cambridge. B.A. 1894, M.A. 1898. Ordained priest 1897. In 1897-98 Theological Lecturer at Selwyn College (lectured on Hebrew and O.T.), then Curate in Minver (Cornwall, 1898-1900)…

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KINSLEY, David Robert

KINSLEY, David Robert. Holyoke MA 25.4.1939 — Hamilton, Ontario 24.4.2000. U.S. Scholar of Hindu Religion in Canada. Studies at Drew University (B.A. 1961), Union Theological Seminary (B.D. 1964) and Chicago University (Ph.D. 1970). Taught at McMaster University, 1969-2000, chair of department 1989-94. Married 1964 Carolyn (Cary) Crittenden Reiner. Publications: Articles, e.g.…

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Kennet, Charles Egbert

KENNET, Charles Egbert. 8.2.1826 — 1884. Rev. Anglo-Indian Priest. Son of Charles K. After studies at Bishop’s College ordained deacon 1851, priest 1853. Taught at Madras Theological College of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, from 1877 its Principal. D.D. 1880. Married 1851 Phoebe Rodgers. Publications:“Observations on the…

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KAMENSKY, Anna (Anna Alekseevna Kamenskaja)

KAMENSKY, Anna (Anna Alekseevna Kamenskaja). Pavlovsk near St. Petersburg 25.8.1867 — 23.6.1952. Russian Theosophist, emigrated to Switzerland. Born in Russia, grew up in southern Germany and Geneva, Switzerland. Studies at Higher Women College in St.Petersburg, after graduating French teacher in a gymnasium. From 1902 active as Theosophist. In 1916-17 in…

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ASTI VERA, Armando

ASTI VERA, Armando. Buenos Aires 25.6.1914 — Ibid. 3.2.1972. Argentinian scholar of Religion. Ph.D. Founder (in the late 1960s) and director of the Centro de Estudios de Religiones y Filosofías del Oriente in the Departe­mento de Filosofía y Letras of the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Started in 1970 teaching Sanskrit…

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STEPANOV, Gurij (Aleksej Ivanovič St.)

STEPANOV, Gurij (Aleksej Ivanovič St.). Čeboksary 3.10.1880 — Gorkij 1.11.1937. Russian Ecclesiastic, Mongolian and Tibetan Scholar. Archimandrit, then Archbishop of Russian Orthodox Church. After Kazan Seminary studied 1902-06 at Kazan Spiritual Academy (cand. theol.). Intending to become missionary concentrated on Mongolian language and Buddhism. In 1909 mag.theol. Docent of Kalmuk…

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