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Biography of Sir Edwin Arnold


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Arnold, Sir Edwin, born in 1832, died 1904. Journalist and poet, educated at King's Colege, London, and Oxford, where he won the Newdigate Prize in 1853. He was for several years principal of the Government Sanskrit College at Poonah, Bombay residency, but resigned his post in 1861, when he first became connected with the London "Daily Telegraph," for which he continued to write, finally being appointed editor. His "Light of Asia" (1879) achieved extraordinary popularity, and obtained him a high place among the poets of the day.