Excerpt from Modern India and the Indians Being a Series of Impressions, Notes, and EssaysThey are not a mere reproduction of what has already appeared Much additional matter has been added, and an attempt has been made to connect the series in some sort of order corresponding to the course of my travels They need no preface, nor introduction They may be left to speak for themselves.A further series of Essays embodying my principal researches into Modern Indian religious will, I hope.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Best Read Modern India and the Indians: Being a Series of Impressions, Notes, and Essays (Classic Reprint) author Monier Monier-Williams For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk
Sir Monier Monier Williams studied, documented and taught Asian languages in England, and compiled one of the most widely used Sanskrit English dictionaries.Monier Williams was the son of Colonel Monier Williams, surveyor general in the Bombay presidency, and was born in Bombay on 12 November 1819 He was educated at University College, Oxford from 1837 and taught Asian languages at the East India Company College from 1844 until 1858, when company rule in India ended after the mutiny.Monier Williams was the second occupant of the Boden Chair of Sanskrit at Oxford University, following Horace Hayman Wilson, who had started the University s collection of Sanskrit manuscripts upon taking the Chair in 1831 Indian studies in England were dominated by the demands of government and Christian evangelism, in ways that might be considered unacceptable in an academic environment today Indeed, Max M ller, the most obvious candidate for the chair, was passed over because his religious views were deemed too liberal Monier Williams declared from the outset that the conversion of India to the Christian religion should be one of the aims of orientalist scholarship.When Monier Williams founded the University s Indian Institute in 1883, it provided both an academic focus and also a training ground for the Indian Civil Service The Institute closed on Indian independence in 1947.Monier Williams created a Sanskrit English dictionary that is still in print It is also now available on CD ROM and as the basis of the Cologne Digital Sanskrit Lexicon He was knighted in 1886, and was made KCIE in 1889, when he adopted his Christian name of Monier as an additional surname He died at Cannes on 11 April 1899.
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- Modern India and the Indians: Being a Series of Impressions, Notes, and Essays (Classic Reprint)
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