See also:judge and
See also:scholar, was
See also:born at Bombay on the 3oth of
See also:August 1850 . By profession an
See also:advocate of the high
See also:court, he also took a vigorous
See also:share in
See also:literary, social, municipal and
See also:work, as well as in the affairs of the university of Bombay, over which he presided as
See also:vice-chancellor from 1892 till his
See also:death . At the age of five Telang was sent to the Amarchaud
See also:Wadi vernacular school, and in 1859 entered the high school in Bombay which bears the name of Mountstuart Elphinstone . Here he came under the influence of Narayan Mahadev Purmanand, a teacher of
See also:fine intellect and force of character, afterwards one of Telang's most intimate friends . From this school he passed to the Elphinstone
See also:College, of which he became a
See also:fellow, and after taking the degree of M.A. and LL.B., decided to follow the example of Bal Mangesh Wagle, the first Indian admitted by the
See also:judges to practise on the
See also:original side of the high court, a position more like the status of a
See also:barrister than a vakil or pleader . He passed the examination and was enrolled in 1872 . His learning and other gifts soon brought him an extensive practice . He had
See also:complete command of the
See also:English language, and his intimacy with
See also:Sanskrit enabled him to study and quote the
See also:law-books with an ease not readily attained by
See also:European counsel . Telang, finding his career assured, declined an offer of official employment . But in 1889 he accepted a seat on the high court
See also:bench, where his judgments are recognized as authoritative, especially on the Hindu law . He was
See also:syndic of the university from 1881, and vice-chancellor from 1892 till his death . In that
See also:year also he was elected
See also:president of the
See also:local branch of the Royal
See also:Asiatic Society .
These two offices had never been held by a native ofIndia before . The decoration of C.I.E. conferred on him in 1882 was a recognition of his services as a member of a mixed commission appointed by the
See also:government to
See also:deal with the educational
See also:system of the whole of India . He was nominated to the local legislative council in 1884, but declined a similar position on the
See also:viceroy's council . Along with P.M . Metha, he was the originator of the Bombay
See also:Presidency Association . When a student he had won the Bhugwandas scholarship in Sanskrit, and in this language his later studies were profound . His
See also:translation of the Bhagwadgita into English
See also:prose and
See also:verse is a standard work; and he criticized
See also:Professor Weber's hypo-thesis that the
See also:story of the Ramayana was influenced by the Homeric epics . While devoted to the sacred
See also:classics of the
See also:Hindus, Telang did not neglect his own vernacular, Mahratti literature being enriched by his translation of Lessing's Nathan the Wise, and an
See also:essay on Social Compromise . He died at Bombay on the 1st of
See also:September 1893 .
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