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Give a brief account of William Jones

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In 1783, William Jones came to India as a junior judge, to work in the Supreme Court set up by the East India Company. In addition to being a lawyer Jones was a linguist.Jones knew many languages. Greek, Latin, French, English, Arabic and Persian were some of the languages he knew. As Jones had a deep passion to learn many languages he spent many hours with pandits who taught him the Sanskrit language, grammar and poetry. Soon he started studying ancient Indian books on law, philosophy, religion, politics, morality, arithmetic, medicine and the other sciences.

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