Arthur W. Ryder
American scholarDied when: 61 years 13 days (732 months)
Star Sign: Pisces
Arthur William Ryder (March 8, 1877 – March 21, 1938) was a professor of Sanskrit at the University of California, Berkeley.He is best known for translating a number of Sanskrit works into English, including the Panchatantra and the Bhagavad Gita.
In the words of G.R.Noyes, Taken as a whole, Ryder's work as a translator is probably the finest ever accomplished by an American.
It is also probably the finest body of translation from the Sanskrit ever accomplished by one man, if translation be regarded as a branch of literary art, not merely as a faithful rendering of the meaning of the original text.
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