Wilhelm Caland, a prominent Dutch expert on Indology, is most likely the subject of the reference W. Caland. His areas of expertise were studying ancient Indian culture, Sanskrit literature, and Indian history.
Caland's study, translations, and writings had a considerable impact on the discipline of Indology. He is most recognised for his research of the ritual and social aspects of ancient Indian society and his work on the Rigveda, ancient Indian literature.
The Jtakas: Birth Stories of Bodhisatta, The Hymns of the Rgveda in the Sahit and Pada Texts, and The Pancatantra: The Book of India's Folk Wisdom are among Caland's best-known works. His views and translations have shed light on ancient India's rich literary and cultural history.
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