07-05-2010: Robert Caldwell India Postage Stamp


Robert Caldwell, a missionary associated with the London Missionary Society, arrived in India from Britain at the age of 24. Their purpose was to spread the teachings of the Bible in the local language, which led them to study the indigenous language. This study served as inspiration for Robert Caldwell to write a text on the comparative grammar of South Indian languages. Robert Caldwell was born on 7th May 1814 in Ireland to poor Scottish Presbyterian parents. A few days later his family moved to Glasgow, where he started working at the age of nine. The Government of Tamil Nadu issued a postage stamp in honor of Robert Caldwell’s contribution.

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