[INDOLOGY] date of death of Narendanath Law
ondracka at ff.cuni.cz
Wed Aug 25 20:17:28 UTC 2021
I would just add "approximately" 78 because the actual year of his birth may be different.
My teacher Dušan Zbavitel told me that when he visited Bengal in the 50s and 60s, many older, even educated people did not know their year of birth. There were no official documents then, so the only reliable source was a personal horoscope. But few managed to preserve it, as it was often destroyed in floods or lost by many Hindus when they fled East Bengal/Pakistan in 1947.
On Wed, 25 Aug 2021 21:51:53 +0200
Jonathan Silk <kauzeya at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you all! 103 is indeed not impossible, but 78 seems more reasonable I
> Great to have such a community!!
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 9:35 PM Lubomír Ondračka <ondracka at ff.cuni.cz>
> > Narendranātha Lāhā: 1293 BS – 29. 7. 1371 BS 
> > Source: Saṃsad bāṅāli caritābhidhān, Kalkātā: Sāhitya saṃsad, 1988, p. 249.
> > This book usually gives reliable data.
> > Best
> > Lubomir
> > On Wed, 25 Aug 2021 19:48:59 +0200
> > Jonathan Silk via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> > > Friends, according to all sources I have found Narendranath Law was born
> > in
> > > 1889. I strongly suspect that he is no longer alive (although if he is,
> > > well, felicitations!), and yet I am unable to find a date of death. Does
> > > anyone know? And if so, where did you find it?
> > >
> > > Many thanks in advance,
> > >
> > > Jonathan
> > >
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> J. Silk
> Leiden University
> Leiden University Institute for Area Studies, LIAS
> Matthias de Vrieshof 3, Room 0.05b
> 2311 BZ Leiden
> The Netherlands
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