The Abbe Dubois


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History Today
Vol. 8, no. 3 (March 1958), p. 164-169


Born on the banks of the Rhone, this enlightened French missionary was the first European to carry out a comprehensive survey of the manners and customs of the Hindus. The book that he wrote, which he published with the encouragement of the British East India Company, remains a classic in its own field