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Wilkins, Charles approximately 1749-1836

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Works: 74 works in 292 publications in 5 languages and 2,401 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Periodicals  Sacred books  Commercial treaties  Catalogs 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PK6379, 294.592
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Most widely held works by Charles Wilkins
The Bhagvat-geeta, 1785( Book )

14 editions published between 1959 and 1972 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fables and proverbs from the Sanskrit : being the Hitopadesa by Morley Henry 1822-1894( Book )

14 editions published between 1885 and 2013 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fables and proverbs from the Sanskrit( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of the Sanskrîta language by Charles Wilkins( Book )

24 editions published between 1808 and 2011 in English and Sanskrit and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While working for the East India Company in Bengal, Charles Wilkins (1749-1836) became one of first Europeans to master the Sanskrit language. He proceeded to set up a printing press in Calcutta to publish works in Sanskrit and other Indian languages. Wilkins also undertook further related projects, including this work, published in London in 1808, which was part of his larger scheme to write a dictionary of the language and to translate a great epic poem, the Mahabharata. The grammar was the only part of the project that was completed. He never finished the dictionary, and only translated about one-third of the poem, though the part he worked on, the Bhagavad-Gita, became famous. The grammar attempts a comprehensive explanation of the language, ranging from the Devanagari alphabet to indeclinable words, and it was a vital resource in making Indian languages accessible to an English-speaking public
Oriental repertory ... in four numbers ... by A. Dalrymple by East India Company( )

in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bhăgvăt-gēētā : or, Dialogues of Krĕĕshnă and Ărjŏŏn ; in eighteen lectures with notes by Charles Wilkins( Book )

26 editions published between 1785 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English; with a dissertation on the languages, literature, and manners of Eastern nations by John Richardson( Book )

21 editions published between 1800 and 1998 in English and Persian and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vocabulary, Persian, Arabic, and English; abridged from the quarto edition of Richardson's dictionary by John Richardson( Book )

13 editions published in 1810 in English and Persian and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bhăgvăt-gēētā, or, Dialogues of Krĕĕshnă and Ărjŏŏn by Charles Wilkins( Book )

8 editions published in 1867 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissertations and miscellaneous pieces relating to the history and antiquities, the arts, sciences, and literature, of Asia by Asiatic Society of Bengal( Book )

4 editions published in 1792 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bhagavad-Gita and Hymn to Narayena : two classic texts edited for students of literature( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth report from the Select committee of the House of commons on the affairs of the East India company. Dated 28th July, 1812 by Great Britain( Book )

in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oriental repertory ... published in four numbers ... by Dalrymple( )

in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitopadesa (1787): fables and proverbs from the Sanskrit by Nārāyaṇa( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bhăgvăt-gēētā ; The hĕĕtōpădēs of vĕĕshnŏŏ-sărmā by Charles Wilkins( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of Sanscrita manuscripts presented to The Royal Society by Sir William and Lady Jones. By Charles Wilkins ... from the Philosophical Transactions by Royal Collection (Great Britain)( Book )

5 editions published in 1798 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A comprehensive Persian-English dictionary, including the Arabic words and phrases to be met with in Persian literature. Being Johnson and Richardson's Persian, Arabic, and English dictionary, revised, enlarged and entirely reconstructed
Alternative Names
Charles Wilkins englischer Orientalist und Schriftsetzer

Wilkins, Charles 1749?-1836 Sir

Wilkins, Charles 1750-1836 Sir

Wilkins, Charles, Sir, 1749?-1836

Wilkins, Charles, Sir, 1750-1836

Уилкинс, Чарльз

צ'ארלס וילקינס אינדולוג ואמן דפוס אנגלי

চার্লস উইলকিন্স ভাষাবিদ, মুদ্রাকর

ചാൾസ് വിൽകിൻസ്

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The Bhagvat-geeta, 1785A grammar of the Sanskrîta languageThe Bhăgvăt-gēētā : or, Dialogues of Krĕĕshnă and Ărjŏŏn ; in eighteen lectures with notesThe bhăgvăt-gēētā ; The hĕĕtōpădēs of vĕĕshnŏŏ-sărmā