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Succeeded by  Simon Casie Chetty
Ethnicity  Ceylon Tamil

Name  A. Coomaraswamy
Role  Philosopher
A. Coomaraswamy Ananda Coomaraswamy Wikipedia the free encyclopedia
Died  September 9, 1947, Needham, Massachusetts, United States
Education  Wycliffe College, Gloucestershire, University College London, University of London
Known for  Metaphysics, Philosopher, Historian
Books  The dance of Shiva, The Essential Ananda K, Christian and Oriental P, Mediaeval Sinhalese art, The transformation of nature i
Similar People  Rene Guenon, Rama P Coomaraswamy, Sister Nivedita, Plato, Isaline Blew Horner

Ananda Coomaraswamy

Arumugampillai Coomaraswamy (Tamil: ஆறுமுகம்பிள்ளை குமாரசுவாமி; 1783 – 7 November 1836) was a Ceylon Tamil member of the Legislative Council of Ceylon.


A. Coomaraswamy One Hundred Tamils Ananda K Coomaraswamy

Early life and family

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Coomaraswamy was born in 1783 in Garudavil near Point Pedro in northern Ceylon. He was the son of Arumugampillai.

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Coomaraswamy married Visalachchi. They had a son (Muthu Coomaraswamy) and a daughter (Sellachi). Coomaraswamy was the grandfather of four eminent Ceylon Tamils: Ananda Coomaraswamy, P. Coomaraswamy, P. Ramanathan and P. Arunachalam.


A. Coomaraswamy The Life of Ananda K Coomaraswamy Rama P Coomaraswamy

Coomaraswamy was appointed Mudaliyar of the Governor's Gate in 1805. He was personal officer to Governor Brownrigg between 1812 and 1822. He also served governors Paget and Barnes.

When the Legislative Council of Ceylon was established in 1833 Coomaraswamy was appointed as the unofficial member representing Tamils.

Coomaraswamy died on 7 November 1836.


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