Hungarian Orientalist and archeologist; born at Budapest in 1862; educated at Vienna, Tübingen, Oxford, and London. In 1888 he was appointed registrar of the Punjab University at Lahore, and principal of the Oriental College in the same university; eleven years later he became principal of the Calcutta madrasah, where he remained until 1901. He is now (1905) inspector of schools in the Punjab. Stein is chiefly known, however, as an archeologist, the results of his explorations in Kashmir and Chinese Turkestan under a government commission being very important. His works are as follows: "Kalhaṇa's Rajatarañgiṇi, or Chronicle of the Kings of Kashmir" (3 vols., text and translation, Bombay and Westminster, 1892-1900); "Catalogue of the Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Raghunatha Temple Library of His Highness, the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir" (Bombay, 1894); "Detailed Report of an Archeological Tour with the Buner Field Force" (Lahore, 1898); "Memoir on Maps Illustrating the Ancient Geography of Kaçmir" (Bombay, 1899); and "Sand-Buried Cities of Khotan" (London, 1903). In addition he has written numerous articles in various Oriental journals.

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