George Turnour

George Turnour

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Honorable George Turnour, CCS was a British civil servant, scholar and a historian. He was member of the Ceylon Civil Service. He is known for his translation of the Mahavamsa, the Great Chronicle of Sri Lankan history which was published in 1837. Along with James Prinsep and Captain Edward Smith, he began to decipher the inscriptions on the first discovered Pillar of Ashoka. The Turnour Prize at Royal College Colombo is named after him.show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135892290
  • 9786135892291