R. S. McGregor
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Ronald Stuart McGregor, commonly R. S. McGregor (or Stuart McGregor), (died 19 August 2013) was a philologist of the Hindi language. Best known as editor of the Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, a standard reference work, published in 1993 after a sustained effort of twenty years, McGregor was a Fellow of Wolfson College and retired as Reader in Hindi at the University of Cambridge.
McGregor was born in 1929 of Scottish parents in New Zealand, where he took his BA in English. On a scholarship to Oxford, he studied early English philology but then turned to learning Hindi. He had, as a teenager in New Zealand, been given a copy of a Hindi grammar book published in Fiji, where migrant Indians formed a large part of the population.
McGregor first visited India in 1959-60 to study Hindi at the University of Allahabad. In 1968, McGregor's Ph.D. thesis was published as The Language of Indrajit of Orchā - A Study of Early Braj Bhāsā Prose (Indrajit was a minor prince who was a patron of the major poet Keshav Das but also himself a pioneering writer of prose in Braj bhasha).
- McGregor, Ronald Stuart (1995) , Outline of Hindi Grammar: With Exercises, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-870008-1, retrieved 11 September 2013
- McGregor, R. S. (2007), The Language of Indrajit of Orchā: A Study of Early Braj Bhāsā Prose, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-05228-3, retrieved 11 September 2013
- McGregor, R. S. (editor) (1992), Devotional Literature in South Asia: Current Research, 1985-1988, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-41311-4, retrieved 11 September 2013
- McGregor, Ronald Stuart (1993), The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-864339-5, retrieved 11 September 2013
- Pauwels, Heidi (November 1993), "Review of The Oxford Hindi–English dictionary. Edited by R. S. McGregor, pp. xx, 1083, Oxford and Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1993, £50.00", Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 5 (3): 454–455
- Trivedi, Harish (31 August 2013). "The storyteller of Hindi". The Indian Express. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
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