Alexander Dow

(1736—1779) army officer in the East India Company and author

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(1735/6–1779) Born in Perthshire; he served in Bengal as an army officer in the East India Company. In 1768 he published Tales Translated from the Persian of Inatulla of Delhi, a series of stories in the oriental mode, and translated two volumes of a Persian History of Hindostan (third volume, 1772). His verse tragedies Zingis and Sethona were staged in 1769 and 1774.

From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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