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Allchin, (Frank) Raymond (1923–2010), archaeologist and scholar of early Indian culture, was born on 9 July 1923 at The Briars, Northwick Park Road, Harrow, Middlesex, the second son and third of four surviving children of Frank MacDonald Allchin (1891–1977), physician, and his wife, ...

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Bailey, Sir Harold Walter (1899–1996), Indo-Iranian scholar and philologist, was born on 16 December 1899 at 54 Northgate Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, one of three sons of Frederick Charles Bailey, labourer, and his wife, Emma Jane, née Richardt. When he was ten his parents moved to ...

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Brown, Charles Philip (1798–1884), Telugu scholar and Indologist, was born on 10 November 1798 in Calcutta. He was the son of David Brown (1762–1812), East India Company chaplain and provost of the College of Fort William, Calcutta, and his second wife, Frances, daughter of ...

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Burnell, Arthur Coke (1840–1882), Sanskritist and expert on southern Indian language and literature, was born at St Briavels, Gloucestershire, on 11 July 1840, the eldest son of Arthur Burnell, of the East India Company's marine service and great-nephew of Sir W. Coke, chief justice of ...

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Farquhar, John Nicol (1861–1929), missionary and Indologist, was born on 6 April 1861 in Constitution Street, Aberdeen, the eldest of three children and only son of a local businessman, George Farquhar, and his wife, Christian Alexander. At the age of twelve he was apprenticed to an ...

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Gover, Charles Edward (1835/6–1872), writer on Indian folklore, was the son of Thomas Gover of Poplar, Middlesex. He became a schoolmaster in Madras in 1863 and was appointed principal of the Madras Military Male Orphan Asylum in 1864. He remained there until its amalgamation with the ...

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Hodgson, Brian Houghton (1801?–1894), diplomatist and Nepalese scholar, was born on 1 February 1801, or (less probably) 1800, at Lower Beech, Prestbury, Cheshire, the second of the seven children of Brian Hodgson (1766–1858), country gentleman, and his wife, Catherine (1775/6–1851), daughter of ...

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