Author:Edward Byles Cowell

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Edward Byles Cowell

translator of Persian poetry and the first professor of Sanskrit at Cambridge University

Edward Byles Cowell


  • The Harṣa-carita of Bāṇa (tr. 1897) (transcription project)
  • "The Mesnavi of Jelaleddin Rumi," The Gentleman's Magazine, N.S. 30, 1848, pp. 39-46, 148-52.
  • "Persian Cuneiform Inscriptions and Persian Ballads," Westminster and Foreign Quarterly Review 53, 1850, pp. 38-56.
  • "Omar Khayyam, the Astronomer Poet of Persia", Calcutta Review 30, 1858, pp. 149-62.
  • "Gyges' Ring in Plato and Nizami," J(R)ASB 3, no. 2, 1861, pp. 151-57.
  • "Two Kasídahs of the Persian Poet Anwarí," with E. H. Palmer, The Journal of Philology 4, no. 7, 1872, pp. 1-47.
  • Buddhist Mahâyâna Texts. Part 1. The Buddha-karita of Asvaghosha, translated from the Sanskrit, in the Sacred Books of the East, vol. 49, Oxford University Press, 1894.

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