Aleksei Petrovich Barannikov

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Barannikov, Aleksei Petrovich


Born Mar. 9 (21), 1890, in Zolotonosha, Cherkassy Oblast, Ukrainian SSR; died Sept. 5, 1952, in Leningrad. Soviet scholar and In-dologist. Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1939); professor at Leningrad State University (1922).

Barannikov studied ancient, medieval, and modern Indian languages and ancient Indian literature. His chief works are Hindustani (Urdu and Hindi) (two parts, 1934) and his translations Prem-sagar by Lalluji Lai (1937) and the Ramayana by Tulsi Das (1948). Barannikov also wrote works on the language, the customs, the folklore, and the historiography of the Gypsies.


Indiiskaia filologiia: Literaturovedenie. Moscow, 1959.
“Fleksiia i analiz v novoindiiskikh iazykakh.” Uch. zap. LGU: Seriia vostokovedcheskikh nauk, 1949, issue 1.
The Ukrainian and South Russian Gypsy Dialects. Leningrad, 1934.


Beskrovnyi, V. M., and V. I. Kal’ianov. “Pamiati akad. A. P. Barannikova.” Izv. AN SSSR: Otd. literatury i iazyka, 1953, vol. 12, issue 1.
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