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...Ballantyne, James Robert James Robert Ballantyne was born in Kelso on 13 December 1813 and died in London on 16 February 1864. Educated at Edinburgh’s New Academy and College, he was employed as a teacher of Hindi and Sanskrit...
...Hall, Fitzedward Fitzedward Hall was born in Troy, New York on 21 March 1825 and died in Marlesford, Suffolk on 1 February 1901. He was educated at the Rensselaer Institute where he obtained a degree in civil engineering in 1842; his...
...Colebrooke, Henry Thomas Henry Thomas Colebrooke was born in London on 15 June 1765 and died there on 10 March 1837. As the youngest son of Sir George Colebrooke, Chairman of the East India Company, he had a private tutor, but when his...
...Wilson, Horace Hayman Horace Hayman Wilson was born in London on 26 September 1786 and died there on 8 May 1860. Educated at the Soho Academy, where he developed his interest in drama, and at St Thomas’s Hospital, he was entered on the roll...
...Cowell, Edward Byles Edward Byles Cowell was born in Ipswich on 23 January 1826 and died in Cambridge on 9 February 1903. Educated at Ipswich Grammar School, by 1841 he was contributing articles to The Ipswich Radical Magazine and Review...

Gurū Nānak (1469–1539)

Karam Tej Singh Sarao

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...Early life Gurū Nānak, also known as Bābā Nānak and Śrī Gurū Nānak Dev, was born on April 15, 1469, in Rai Bhoedī Talvaṅḍī (present-day Nankāṇā Sāhib), located sixty-five kilometers southwest of Lahore in the present district of Shekhupura...

Dara Shukoh (1615–59)

Kashshaf Ghani

Kashshaf Ghani is with the School of Historical Studies, Nalanda University, Rajgir, Bihar, India. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Early life Muhammad Dara Shukoh was born on March 20, 1615, in the vicinity of the Sagartak Lake, near Ajmer, India. The eldest son of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Dara’s birth was believed to be blessed by the famous Chishti Sufi saint...
...Matilal, Bimal Bimal Matilal was born in Joynagar, West Bengal, India and died in Oxford in June 1991. He was educated at Islamia College and Sanskrit College, and then at the University of Calcutta, where he gained the traditional...
...Haughton, Graves Chamney Graves Chamney Haughton was born in Dublin and died in St Cloud near Paris on 28 August 1849. Educated in England, he obtained a cadetship in the East India Company army, departing for Bengal in 1808. He...

Śrī Chand (1494–c. 1629)

Karam Tej Singh Sarao

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...Early life Śrī Chand, also known as Bābā Śrī Chand Jī Mahārāj, was (according to the records of the Bhaṭṭ Vahīs, (genealogies recorded by bards in their scrolls), born on September 8, 1494, at Sultanpur Lodhi now in Kapurthala district...