The present work is a reprint of new edition of 1899 published by Clarendon Press, Oxford. It is greatly enlarged and improved work and has more than the first edition. Besides being original it possesses four principal characteristics viz., scholarly accuracy; practical utility; lucidity of arrangement designed to set forth as clearly as possible the etymological structure of the languages of Europe; and, completeness and comprehensiveness to the fullest extent available.
This volume offers to students of both Sanskrit and Comparative Philology a complete and useful one-volumed Sanskrit-English Dictionary.
About the Author:
Sir M. Monier-Williams was born at Bombay in 1819. He was LL.D. of Calcutta, a D.C.L. of Oxford and Ph.D. of Gottingen. Monier-Williams was pupil of Prof. H.H. Wilson and was awarded the Boden scholarship in 1843.
In 1844, he was appointed the Professor of Sanskrit, Bengali and Telugu at the East Indian Company?s College at Haileybury. In 1860, he was elected the Boden Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford, a post which he held till his death in 1899. During his tenure, he was able to set up the Indian Institute at Oxford in 1896 and also undertook three journeys to India in 1875, 1876 and 1883. He died at Cannes on the 11th April 1899.