Studies in Honour of Sir Ralph Turner.... BSOAS, Vol XX 1957
London, School of Oriental & African Studies, Univ of London. 1957. Soft cover. Book, First Edition. xx, 613, [i]pp, frontis portrait, 16 plates, many figures and text illustrations, tribute preface by C. H. Philips, List of Honours and Decorations conferred on Ralph Lilley Turner, Writings of Sir Ralph Turner by D.M. Johnson, List of more than fifty contributors, with titles. Small 4to/24.5cm. Paper, light soil and scuffing head of front panel and spine, one inch closed tear top corner and ffep, 2 small punctures back panel, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. The fifty-seven scholarly articles/studies are in honor of the twenty years he served as Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies, from 1937 to 1957. The contributors include many of the leading names in Indian and Oriental studies such as F.R. Allchin, L.D. Barnett, A. L. Basham, John Brough, Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Alfred Guillaume, W. B. Henning, Ann K.S. Lambton, D.M. Lang, Bernard Lewis, V. Minorsky, Georg Morgenstierne, D.S. RIce, Walter Simon, A.S. Tritton, J. Ph. Vogal and Arthur Waley. Sir Ralph Lilley Turner, M.C. (1888-1983) entered the Indian Educational Service after World War I, and after military service became a professor of Indian linguistics at Benares Hindu University. He returned to England to resume the Chair of Sanskrit at London University where he became Director of the School of Oriental Studies in 1937. He authored numerous books and articles outstanding among which were his Comparative and Etymological Dictionary of the Nepali Language (1931) and, A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages. (1966). Scarce. Very Good.
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Keywords: Ralph Turner Festschrifft Memorial Volume Soas Director Linguistics Indo-Aryan Languages Biography Orientalist Indian Studies