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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Radhakanta Sarman (d. 1803), pandit, was born in the early eighteenth century in a Bengali Brahman family of modest means. His father died at the age of 100, his mother at eighty on the funeral pyre of her husband. Radhakanta received a traditional Sanskrit education as a student of the famed ...