James Long

(1814—1887) missionary and Indian scholar

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He went to Calcutta (Kolkata) in 1840 and compiled the first bibliography of Bengali books in 1855 (A Descriptive Catalogue of Bengali Works), which lists more than 1,400 items. Associated with the Calcutta School-Book Society and the Asiatic Society, Long was jailed by the British for one month in 1861 for facilitating the translation of Dīnabandhu Mitra's Nīl-darpaṇ, a play criticizing indigo planters. See also39.

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