David Oliver Allen

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David Oliver Allen (1800–1863) was an American missionary, born at Barre, Massachusetts.

Life[edit]

He graduated at Amherst College in 1823, studied at Andover Theological Seminary, and in 1827 went to Bombay, India as a missionary. In 1844 he took charge of the Bombay printing establishment. He wrote tracts in "Mahratta," (Marathi language) and supervised a new translation of the Bible into that language. Injured in health by the Indian climate, he returned to America in 1853. [1]

His History of India was published at Boston in 1856. [1] The full title of this book is "India Ancient and Modern. Geographical, Historical, Political, Social, and Religious; with a particular account of the state and prospects of Christianity."

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Allen, David Oliver". New International Encyclopedia 1 (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.