Ananda Coomaraswamy

Philosopher, Author

1877 – 1947

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Who was Ananda Coomaraswamy?

Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy was a Ceylonese philosopher and metaphysician, as well as a pioneering historian and philosopher of Indian art, particularly art history and symbolism, and an early interpreter of Indian culture to the West. In particular, he is described as "the groundbreaking theorist who was largely responsible for introducing ancient Indian art to the West."

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Born
Aug 22, 1877
Colombo
Also known as
  • Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy
Religion
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
Ethnicity
  • Sri Lankan Tamils
  • Sri Lankan American
  • Tamil American
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Sri Lanka
Profession
Education
  • University College London
  • Wycliffe College
  • University of London
Died
Sep 9, 1947
Needham

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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