Re: [Pali] Re: Charles Duroiselle Obituary
- Dear Florent;
There is some bio info in a volume published on the Indian Archaeological Survey.
It was mentioned by someone on the Burmaresearch list at SOAS.
Can't find the reference, but you could ask on this list.
The publisher was an Indian publisher, not western.
You can gain a good picture of his personality by reading his contributions to the
Journal of the Burma Research Society, in almost every issue. Some of them are quite striking. Like he ripped the missionary Cushing apart on his Shan grammar (around 1910, I believe), in one of the most scathing book revues I've ever read. He was exacting, for sure.
Pagan historian Michael Aung-Thwin in his latest book on the Mon, Mists of Rama~n~na (2005), also discusses his work I believe.
--- On Thu, 10/23/08, flrobert2000 <flrobert2000@...> wrote:
From: flrobert2000 <flrobert2000@...>
Subject: [Pali] Re: Charles Duroiselle Obituary
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2008, 4:29 AM
Thanks for all those references. It's a good starting point. However I
still haven't been able to find simple biographical elements on that
scholar, but I haven't given up yet!
--- In Pali@yahoogroups. com, "Jon Fernquest" <bayinnaung@ ...> wrote:
> Dear Florent;
> Florent wrote: "I can't say I have been very successful at finding a
> information on him."
> Here is some information:
> Two of Charles Duroiselle books can be found online for free here:
> http://www.archive org/search. php?query= duroiselle
> Including one volume on ancient geography and his famous Burmese
> inscription list which is still used today.
> Duroiselle published frequently in the Journal of the Burma Research
> Society (JBRS).
> Duroiselle published a long paper on Mon-Pali Nissaya in the JBRS that
> started a long scholarly exchange
> on the subject in that journal.
> Duroiselle was Superintendent of the Archaeological Survey in Burma
> (exact title?), so a lot of his publications consists of these reports.
> One in particular, cited frequently in the Jataka concordance published
> by PTS is known for photos of art depicting Jataka at Pagan.
> Several of his papers in the French journal BEFEO here:
> http://www.persee fr/web/revues/ home/prescript/ search/?
> (Including Upagutta and Mara paper based on the Pali Lokapa~n~nati
> cosmological text)
> Watch for an updated bibliography that lists many works by him here:
> http://web.soas ac.uk/burma/ index.html
> You might ask about him on the SOAS Burmaresearch mailing list:
> burmaresearch@ googlegroups. com
> Some people in the past have done this.
> So do a search there.
> With metta,
> Jon Fernquest
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