College of Fort William (Calcutta, India)

Biography: The College of Fort William, Kolkata was an academy and learning centre of Oriental studies established by Lord Wellesley, then Governor-General of British India. Its original purpose was to train British officials in numerous oriental languages but became a centre of learning and promotion of Indian literature. Thousands of books were translated from Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian, Bengali, Hindi, and Urdu in English at this institution which employed scholars from all over the Indian Sub-Continent. Books were transcribed, translated, written and published here.
In 1805, a consigment of books was sent by the Vice-Provost of Fort William College, Claudius Buchanan to the "University of Aberdeen" and were taken into the library at Marischal College. King's College disputed the ownership of the books.

Biography Date: 1800- 1854


Book List

Items 36 Ordered by Owner, A-Z

Owner (other form of name) Book Title Author Publication Place Date
Fort William College, Calcutta The Anvari Soheily, being an elegant paraphrase of the fables of Pilpay, in classical Persian; / By Husseyn Vaez Kashefy,... Kashifi, Husain Va'iz Calcutta 1804
Fort William College, Calcutta Araish-i Muhfil., or, The history of Hatim-i Ta, ee Haidari, Haidar Bakhsh Calcutta 1805
Fort William College, Calcutta Bagh o Buchar : A translation into the Hindoostanee tongue, of the celebrated Persian tale, entitled Qissui Chuhar Durwesh Amir Khusraw Dihlavi Calcutta 1804
Fort William College, Calcutta Buetal Pucheesee, or, Twenty five stories related by Buetal Vila, Mazhar Ali Khan Calcutta 1805
Fort William College, Calcutta Buttrish Singhasun, or, The Thirty-two imaged throne Mrtyunjaya Bidyalankara Serampore 1802
Fort William College, Calcutta Daoodyer geet ebong Yoshoohar Bhavisishyat Bakya [Psalms of David. Bengalee] Serampore 1803
Fort William College, Calcutta Dharmma Pustaka taha Isvarera samasta bakya, yaha prakasa kariyachena manushyera trana o karyya sodhanarthe : tahara prathama bhaga yahate cari... Serampore 1801
Fort William College, Calcutta Dialogues intended to facilitate the acquiring of the Bengalee language. Carey, William Serampore 1801
Fort William College, Calcutta A dictionary of the Persian and Arabic languages Barretto, Joseph Calcutta 1801-1806
Fort William College, Calcutta Gooli Bukawulee, a tale translated from the Persian Izzatullah Calcutta 1804
Fort William College, Calcutta A grammar of the Bengalee language Carey, William Serampore 1801
Fort William College, Calcutta A grammar of the Persian language; comprising a portion of the elements of Arabic inflexion; together with a general view... Lumsden, Matthew Calcutta 1805
Fort William College, Calcutta [Hadhihi majmuat al-kutub al-mutadawalah li-dars al-nahw]= An entire and correct edition of the five books upon Arabic grammar, which, together... Baillie, John Calcutta 1802-1803
Fort William College, Calcutta Heetopadeshu, or, beneficial instructions Sharma, Golaknath Serampore 1802
Fort William College, Calcutta Hidayut ool Islam in Arabic and Hindoostanee, translated under the superintendence of, and by John Gilchrist, in two volumes. Vol.... Amanat Allah, Maulavi Calcutta 1804
Fort William College, Calcutta The Hindee moral preceptor: and Persian scholar's shortest road to the Hindoostanee language, or vice versa Gilchrist, John Calcutta 1803
Fort William College, Calcutta The Hindee-Roman orthoepigraphical ultimatum, or, A systematic, discriminative view of oriental and occidental visible sounds, on fixed and practical principles... Gilchrist, John Calcutta 1804
Fort William College, Calcutta The Hindee story teller, or, Entertaining expositor of the Roman, Persian, and Nagree characters, simple and compound in their application... Gilchrist, John Calcutta 1802-1803
Fort William College, Calcutta The history of Raja Pritapadityu Basu, Ramarama Serampore 1802
Fort William College, Calcutta Hitopadesa, or, Salutary instruction. In the original Sanscrit. Serampore 1803
Fort William College, Calcutta Khirud Ufroz;, or, a translation into Hindoodstanee of the Uyar Danish of Abool Fuzl Abu al-Fazl ibn Mubarak Calcutta 1805
Fort William College, Calcutta Koran. Hindustani Calcutta c.1806
Fort William College, Calcutta Lippi Mala, or, The bracelet of writing; being a series of letters on different subjects. By Ram Ram Boshoo, one... Basu, Ramarama Serampore 1802
Fort William College, Calcutta Madhonul, a tale translated into the Hindoostanee language from the Brij-B,hak,ha of Mooteeram Kubeeshwur. By Muzhur Ulee Khan Wila, a... Vila, Mazhar Ali Khan Calcutta 1805
Fort William College, Calcutta The Mahabharut, a poem, book the first, in four volumes. Translated from the original Sangskrit, by Kashee Ram Dass Serampore 1802
Fort William College, Calcutta Mangala-samacara. New testament in Bengali Serampore 1801
Fort William College, Calcutta Murseeu, or, Elegy on the death of Mooslim and his two sons, By Miskeen, published under the patronage of... Miskin Calcutta 1802
Fort William College, Calcutta The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, translated into the Persian language, By Lieutenant Colonel R.... Calcutta 1805
Fort William College, Calcutta Nusri Benuzeer, or, A prose version, by Meer Buhadoor Ulee, of the Sihr ool Buyan, an enchanting fairy tale in... Hasan, Mir Calcutta 1803
Fort William College, Calcutta The Oriental fabulist, or, Polyglot translations of Esop's and other ancient fables from the English language, into Hindoostanee, Persian, Arabic,... Aesop Calcutta 1803
Fort William College, Calcutta Primitiae orientales vol. 11[-III]. Containing the theses in the Oriental languages; pronounced at the public disputations on the 29th March,... College of Fort William (Calcutta, India) Calcutta 1803-1804
Fort William College, Calcutta The Ramayunu, a poem: in five volumes, Translated from the original Sangskrit, by Kirtee Bass. Krttibasa Serampore 1802
Fort William College, Calcutta The rose garden of Hindoostan ; translated from Shykh Sadee's original nursery or Persian Goolistan, of Sheeraz, by Meer... Sadi Calcutta 1802
Fort William College, Calcutta Sakuntala. Hindustani Calcutta 1806?
Fort William College, Calcutta Singhasun Butteesee, or, anecdotes of the celebrated Bikrmajeet ; related by the thirty-two images which supported the throne of that... Calcutta 1805
Fort William College, Calcutta Ukhlaqi Hindee, or, Indian ethics, translated from a Persian version of the celebrated Hitoopudes, or Salutary Counsel, by Meer... Calcutta 1803