(1819—1899) orientalist

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(1819–1899) Born in Bombay (Mumbai), Monier-Williams was educated in Oxford University, where he remained to be elected the second Boden Professor of Sanskrit, and, in 1883, to found the Indian Institute. As well as writing on the history of Indian religions and literatures, he made a number of translations from the Sanskrit, including a version of Kālidāsa's Abhijñānaśākuntalam (1853). His lasting contribution to Indology has been the still widely used, and frequently reprinted, A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (Oxford University Press: 1st ed., 1899).

From A Dictionary of Hinduism in Oxford Reference.

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