Famous Personalities of India : William Carey
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Carey, William (1761-1834), was one of the first Baptist missionaries and a founder of the Baptist Missionary Society. He went to India as a missionary in 1793. In 1799, with other missionaries, he established a mission at Serampore, near Calcutta. In 1801, Carey became professor of Sanskrit, Bengali, and Marathi at Fort William College, Calcutta. He issued translations from the Bible in these and more than 30 other languages and dialects, and also compiled grammars and dictionaries. Carey was born at Paulerspury, in Northamptonshire, England. He worked as a shoemaker until becoming a Baptist in 1779.

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