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Edward Byles Cowell

Edward Byles Cowell FBA (23 January 1826 – 9 February 1903) was a noted translator of Persian poetry and the first professor of Sanskrit at Cambridge University. [1]

26 relations: Aśvaghoṣa, Bengali language, Bodleian Library, British Academy, Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft, Edward FitzGerald (poet), Frederick William Thomas (philologist), Hafez, Hindustani language, Ipswich, Kolkata, Magdalen College, Oxford, Omar Khayyám, Oxford University Press, Persian language, Persian literature, Presidency University, Kolkata, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Sacred Books of the East, Sanskrit, Sanskrit College, The Asiatic Society, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, William Jones (philologist).

Aśvaghoṣa

(Devanagari: अश्वघोष) (c. 80 – c. 150 CE) was an Indian philosopher-poet, born in Saketa in northern India to a Brahmin family.

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Bengali language

Bengali or Bangla (বাংলা) is the language native to the region of Bengal, which comprises the present-day nation of Bangladesh and of the Indian states West Bengal, Tripura and southern Assam.

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Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library, the main research library of the University of Oxford, is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and in Britain is second in size only to the British Library with over 11 million items.

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British Academy

The British Academy is the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and the social sciences.

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Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft

The Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG), in English the German Oriental Society, is a scholarly organization dedicated to studies of Asia and the broader Orient.

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Edward FitzGerald (poet)

Edward FitzGerald (31 March 1809 – 14 June 1883) was an English poet and writer, best known as the poet of the first and most famous English translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

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Frederick William Thomas (philologist)

Frederick William (F. W.) Thomas (1867–1956) was an English Indologist and Tibetologist.

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Hafez

Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Shīrāzī (خواجه شمس‌‌الدین محمد حافظ شیرازی), known by his pen name Hafez (حافظ Hāfiz; 1325/26–1389/90), was a Persian poet who "laud the joys of love and wine also targeted religious hypocrisy".

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Hindustani language

Hindustani (हिन्दुस्तानी, ||lit.

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Ipswich

Ipswich is a large town in Suffolk, England, of which it is the county town.

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Kolkata

Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.

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Magdalen College, Oxford

Magdalen College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.

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Omar Khayyám

Omar Khayyám; born (غیاث‌الدین ابوالفتح عمر ابراهیم خیام نیشابورﻯ,; 18 May 1048 – 4 December 1131), was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet, who is widely considered to be one of the most influential scientists of all time.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second-oldest, after Cambridge University Press.

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Persian language

Persian, also known by its endonym Farsi or Parsi (English:; Persian: فارسی), is the predominant modern descendant of Old Persian, a southwestern Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Persian literature

Persian literature (ادبیات فارسی) is one of the world's oldest literatures.

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Presidency University, Kolkata

Presidency University, Kolkata, formerly Hindu College and Presidency College, is a public state university located in Kolkata, West Bengal.

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Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, commonly known as the Royal Asiatic Society (RAS), was established, according to its Royal Charter of 11 August 1824, to further "the investigation of subjects connected with and for the encouragement of science, literature and the arts in relation to Asia." From its incorporation the Society has been a forum, through lectures, its journal, and other publications, for scholarship relating to Asian culture and society of the highest level.

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (رباعیات عمر خیام) is the title that Edward FitzGerald gave to his translation of a selection of poems, originally written in Persian and numbering about a thousand, attributed to Omar Khayyám (1048–1131), a Persian poet, mathematician, and astronomer.

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Sacred Books of the East

The Sacred Books of the East is a monumental 50-volume set of English translations of Asian religious writings, edited by Max Müller and published by the Oxford University Press between 1879 and 1910.

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Sanskrit

Sanskrit (Sanskrit: or, originally, "refined speech") is the primary sacred language of Hinduism, a philosophical language in Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, and a literary language that was in use as a lingua franca in Greater India.

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Sanskrit College

Sanskrit College is a specialized state-government administered liberal arts college offering an undergraduate degree in Sanskrit language, Pali language, linguistics, and ancient Indian and world history.

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The Asiatic Society

The Asiatic Society was founded by Sir William Jones on 15 January 1784 in a meeting presided over by Sir Robert Chambers, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at the Fort William in Calcutta, then capital of the British Raj, to enhance and further the cause of Oriental research.

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University of Cambridge

The University of CambridgeThe corporate title of the university is The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.

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University of Oxford

The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University or simply Oxford) is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England.

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William Jones (philologist)

Sir William Jones (28 September 1746 – 27 April 1794) was an Anglo-Welsh philologist, a puisne judge on the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal, and a scholar of ancient India, particularly known for his proposition of the existence of a relationship among Indo-European languages.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Byles_Cowell

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