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Sir William Jones, Orientalist

Garland Hampton Cannon

Sir William Jones, Orientalist

an annotated bibliography of his works.

by Garland Hampton Cannon

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Published by University of Hawaii Press in Honolulu .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jones, William, Sir, 1746-1794 -- Bibliography.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography of works about Sir William Jones: p. 83-88.

    GenreBibliography.
    SeriesPacific area bibliographies
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ8456.591 .C3
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 88 p.
    Number of Pages88
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6111138M
    LC Control Number52007595
    OCLC/WorldCa4687450

    Breckenridge and P. It was suggested that the so-called Zend-Avesta was not the genuine work of Zoroasterbut was a forgery. In he was appointed as translator of Persian and Bengali to the Commissioner of Revenue and as superintendent of the Company's press. In Bhagalpur he met lawyer and orientalist William Jones who had recently founded The Asiatic Society of which Davis subsequently became a member. XV, Fasc.

    The eleven years Jones spent in Calcutta were the most productive of his literary life, which almost singularly centred on introducing, explaining, and representing Hinduism to a British and European audience, as exemplified primarily by his composition of nine hymns to Hindu deities. As a result, Jones exerted a substantial influence on the academic and literary disciplines in Western Europe. On 25 September he arrived in Calcutta. Jones proved a standout student, distinguishing himself in classical scholarship. Later it went into German, French and Italian. He is best known for his famous proposition that many languages sprang from a common source.

    He also worked with Benjamin Franklin in Paris, trying to help resolves issues involving the American Revolution. In he completed his translation of Sakuntalaa famous drama, and the Hitopadesaa collection of fables. Though this final project was left incomplete, Jones still left behind a rich legacy of scholarship, political tracts and poetry. Sewell, [repr. Yale University, Beinecke Library, notebook.


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Sir William Jones, Orientalist book

It was an idea later taken up by British administrators such as Herbert Hope Risley but remains disputed today. His reputation as an Orientalist was growing, as was his sense of independence, which led to his decision to become a barrister, and he entered the Middle Temple, London, on 19 November Lalitha Krishna Sastry for having published in her late husband's doctoral dissertation, which earned him a doctoral degree, more than four decades ago.

He has been so poor that he has been forced to sell his darling books: [. He revelled in discussions with pandits in Navadweep. This was done at the request of King Christian VII of Denmark : he had visited Jones, who by the age of 24 had already acquired a reputation as an orientalist.

He was ideally fitted for the post; to add Orientalist book his skill as an advocate a distinguished reputation as a legal scholar had been established by a series of key studies of comparative law: The Speeches of Isaeus Concerning the Law of Succession to Property in Athens ; Essay on the Law of Bailments ; and The Mahomedan Law of Succession to the Property of Intestates Anglicanism is used as term connoting Colonialism and Imperialism rolled into one.

Sir William's translation of Sakuntala gave the German poet Goethe an insight into Kalidasa's grandeur and the excellence of Indian aesthetic exuberance. Webb, at the Shakespeare Tavern, on Tuesday the 14th day of May,at the anniversary dinner of the Society for Constitutional Information [London, ] William Jones, A speech of William Jones, Esq: to the assembled inhabitants of the counties of Middlesex and Surry, the cities of London and Westminster, and the borough of Southwark.

Further, his writings revealed a republican slant. Franklin's extensive archival research reveals new insights into this radical intellectual: a figure characterized by Goethe as 'a far-seeing man, he seeks to connect the unknown to the known', and described by Dr Johnson as 'the most enlightened of the sons of men'.

While investigating whether Indians had any plays he chanced to say his hands as poet Kalidasa's Sakuntala in Latin. The young William Jones was a linguistic prodigywho in addition to his native languages English and Welsh, [3] learned GreekLatinPersianArabicHebrew and the basics of Chinese writing at an early age.

As part of his research, Davis also learned Sanskrit and Hindi. For the next six years he worked as a tutor and translator. These came to be known as orientalists. Sir William was President for eleven years. Biography[ edit ] He was born at Frome in Somerset in He it was who thought that it was a sacred duty of the colonial rulers to civilise us enable us to appreciate and ape British ways and imbibe their culture.

This excitement was shared in Calcutta, and almost immediately the enterprising Francis Gladwin set about translating the Dabistan, selections from which he speedily published in his periodical, The New Asiatic Miscellany Sewell, [repr. In the 16th century, European visitors to India became aware of similarities between Indian and European languages [10] and as early as Van Boxhorn had published a proposal for a proto-language "Scythian" for GermanicRomanceGreekBalticSlavicCeltic and Iranian.

He spent a great deal of time outlining a prospective epic entitled Britain Discoveredwhich he never completed. In Bhagalpur he met lawyer and orientalist William Jones who had recently founded The Asiatic Society of which Davis subsequently became a member.

He resigned from the civil service in February and after a stop at St. Michael J. In he completed his translation of Sakuntalaa famous drama, and the Hitopadesaa collection of fables.

Samuel Davis (orientalist)

This article was most recently revised and updated by Brian DuignanSenior Editor. As a result, he was not held in high regard by the reigning British Tory administration.

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