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Give a brief account of William Jones.

Asked by Topperlearning User 22nd April 2016, 3:47 PM
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William Jones was a British linguist who arrived at Calcutta, India, in 1783. Initially, he was appointed as a junior judge in the Supreme Court established by the Company in India. Jones had knowledge of Greek, Latin, French, Arabic and Persian. He learned Sanskrit after arriving in India. He was an orientalist who took interest in studying Indian texts on religion, law, philosophy, arithmetic, medicine and other sciences. He along with the help of the other orientalists set up the Asiatic Society of Bengal and started a journal called Asiatick Researches.

Answered by Expert 22nd April 2016, 5:47 PM
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