Monier Williams's submission for the Boden Professorship election. He took a IVth-class honours degree in Literae Humaniores in His vision was the better acquaintance of England and India. Clarendon Press, , p. A later revised edition was published in with collaboration by Ernst Leumann and Carl Cappeller sv.
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Essays on Religion in History. He was knighted inand was made KCIE inwhen he adopted his given name of Monier as an additional surname. He studied, documented and taught Asian languages, especially Sanskrit, Persian and Hindustani.
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When Wil,iams Williams founded the University's Indian Institute init provided both an academic focus and also a training ground for the Indian Civil Service. He died, aged 79, at Cannes in France.
In the Prince of Wales laid the foundation stone; the building was inaugurated in by Lord George Hamilton. They had six sons and one daughter.
Wikiquote has quotations related to: He took a IVth-class honours degree in Literae Humaniores in After his appointment to the professorship Williams declared from the outset that the conversion of India to the Christian religion should be one of the aims of orientalist scholarship. He married Julia Grantham in The Institute closed on Indian independence in Boden Professor of Sanskrit ; Sanskrit—English dictionary. The Old Testament Student.
His surname was "Williams" until when he added his Christian name to his surname to create the hyphenated "Monier-Williams". In his writings on Hinduism Monier Williams dictinary that the Advaita Vedanta system best represented the Vedic ideal and was the "highest way to salvation" in Hinduism.
Both candidates had to emphasise their support for Christian evangelisation in India, since that was the basis on which the Professorship had been funded by its founder. He also idctionary the following academic honours: The campaign was notoriously acrimonious.
The American Journal of Philology. Retrieved from " https: He gained the support of Indian native princes.
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He considered the more popular traditions of karma and bhakti to be of lesser spiritual value. University of Oxford portal. Monier Williams taught Asian languages, at the East India Company College from until  when company rule in India ended after the rebellion. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Monier Williams was seen as a less brilliant scholar, but had a detailed practical knowledge of India itself, and of actual religious practices in modern Hinduism.
Lorenzen cites the book along with Alexander Duff He stated that "no description of Hinduism can be exhaustive which does not touch on almost every religious and philosophical idea that the world has ever known. His vision was the better acquaintance of England and India.
Monier Williams's submission for the Boden Professorship election.