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Bagavadam Ou Bhagavata Purana

Pondicherien de l’Inde française, Maridas Poulle (1721-1796) est l’un des peres fondateurs de l’Indianisme international au dix-huitieme siecle. Il fut le premier a traduire un texte complet de la litterature indienne dans une langue europeenne, comme le montre sa traduction du Bhagavata Purana dans les annees 1760, reedite et presente au public avec une Introduction et un Index par l’ecrivain et historien J.B.P.More. Maridas Poulle avait entrepris la traduction d’une litterature indienne dans une langue Europeenne bien avant Alexander Dow, William Jones, Anquetil Duperron et les autres.

     MaridasPoulle was born in Pondicherry in the year 1721. He was one of the pioneer Indologists of the eighteenth century. He was the first to translate the complete text of an Indian literature into an European language, as is demonstrated by his translation of the BhagavataPurana from Tamil into French in the 1760s. J.B.P.More had re-edited this transl...

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Book Details

Pages

201

Publisher

Institute for Research in Social Science & Humanities

Language

English

ISBN

81-88432-07-5

Released

01/01/2016

About The Author

J.B.Prashant More

J.B.Prashant More is a historian of international repute. He was born in Pondicherry on 28th August 1955. He studied at St.Joseph of Cluny school and Petit Seminaire, Pondicherry. After obtaining a bachelor's degree from Tagore Arts College, Pondicherry, he proceeded to France for higher studies. He obtained a Ph.D in History at the renowned Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He is member of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities. After facing several setbacks in his scholarly pursuit, he took to writing history.

Since 2001 Prashant More has authored more than fifteen books and several articles. He is a specialist of south Indian history, especially Muslim and Dravidian history as well as the colonial history of India. His book on the Partition of India remains unchallenged to this day. He writes in French, English and Tamil. Currently he teaches at Inseec, Paris.

His mother tongue is Tamil. He holds French nationality. His father, Panjab Rao More is a Marathi Bhakti poet.His mother belongs to the ilustrious Prouchandy family of Pondicherry, whose members have played significant roles in the history of Pondicherry. One of them, Darmanathan Prouchandy was the first steam navigator from south India and the Tamil country. His grand father had played a martyr's role in India's freedom movement due to his association with the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's freedom struggle in south-east Asia (French Indochina, Saigon).

Pondicherien de l’Inde française, Maridas Poulle (1721-1796) est l’un des peres fondateurs de l’Indianisme international au dix-huitieme siecle. Il fut le premier a traduire un texte complet de la litterature indienne dans une langue europeenne, comme le montre sa traduction du Bhagavata Purana dans les annees 1760, reedite et presente au public avec une Introduction et un Index par l’ecrivain et historien J.B.P.More. Maridas Poulle avait entrepris la traduction d’une litterature indienne dans une langue Europeenne bien avant Alexander Dow, William Jones, Anquetil Duperron et les autres.

     MaridasPoulle was born in Pondicherry in the year 1721. He was one of the pioneer Indologists of the eighteenth century. He was the first to translate the complete text of an Indian literature into an European language, as is demonstrated by his translation of the BhagavataPurana from Tamil into French in the 1760s. J.B.P.More had re-edited this translation with an Introduction and an Index so that the public and the scholars become aware of the greatness of MaridasPoullé as a pioneer Indologist. As a matter of fact, MaridasPoullé had undertaken to translate an Indian literature into a European language well before Alexander Dow or William Jones or AnquetilDuperron.