Georg Bühler


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An outstanding and influental Austrian scholar of Sanskrit and Prākrit, Bühler held a chair at Elphinstone College, Bombay, and was keeper of the oriental manuscripts in the Bombay Presidency. He returned to Europe to the Sanskrit chair at Vienna, where he helped to found the Oriental Institute. Perhaps his best known work in the English-speaking world is his translation of ‘The Laws of Manu’ (Manusmṛti) (1886) for the Sacred Books of the East series.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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