JBP MORE

THE AUTHOR

Bagavadam ou Bhagavata Purana : Ouvrage Philosophique et Religieux Indien, Irish, Tellicherry, Rs. 350

Bagavadam Ou Bhagavata PuranaPondicherien 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.