William Carey

(1761—1834) orientalist and missionary

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The first Baptist Christian missionary to arrive in India (1793). He set up a mission with two others in the Danish colony of Serampore, outside Calcutta, in 1799. He was influential in persuading Bentinck to legislate against the practice of widow-burning (sahamaraṇa/ satī).

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