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Looking for resources on the life of linguist Dr. Mark Collins

Date Submitted: 27-May-2010
From: Charles Sully-Proudhomme
Subject: Looking for resources on the life of linguist Dr. Mark Collins
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Notice: Dr. Mark Collins was an English linguist, specializing in Munda and Dravidian languages. He lived seven years in Santinitekan, India in the 1930's. I want to write his life story, but I haven't been able to find any good resources online.

Is there anyone who knows more about his life, specifically in Santiniketan, India? I would greatly appreciate any resources or other suggestions or leads.