GRIGSON, Wilfrid Vernon. Pelynt, Cornwall 11.10.1896 — Vehari, Punjab 26.11.1948. Sir. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Canon William Shuckforth Gr. and Mary Beatrice Boldero. Educated in Leatherhead, Surrey, studies at Oxford (Christ Church). Served in WW I and after war joined I.C.S. Served in Bastar, where he met Gonds. Finally Deputy Commissioner of Central Provinces and Berar. Retired in 1947 and became Commissioner for Refugees in the service of Pakistan. C,S.I. Knighted 1948. Died in an aircrash. Married Phyllis May Holt, five children.
Publications: The Maria Gonds of Bastar. 350 p. L. 1938 (i.e. Kui).
– The Aboriginal Problem in the Central Provinces and Berar. 12+510 p. 23 ill. Nagpur 1944; “The Aboriginal in the Future India”, JRAnthrInst 74, 1944, 33-41; The Challenge of Backwardness: Some Notes and Papers on Tribal and Depressed Classes Policy, with Special Reference to Hyderabad State. 124 p. Hyderabad 1947.
Sources: V. Elwin, Man 49, 1949, 39-41; Nature 163, 1949, 13; Wikipedia; geni.com.
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