ROGERS, Alexander. 1825/26 — 27.11.1910. British Civil Servant and Persian Scholar in India. Educated at Haileybury, in 1845 joined Bombay Civil Service, served in Northern Division. Collector and Magistrate 1860, Commissioner 1865, Member of Council 1872, retired 1879. Married 1847 Jane Georgina Davison, at least one son.
Publications: The land revenue of Bombay: a history of its administration, rise, and progress. 1-2. 9+353+425 p. L. 1892.
– The Ráni of Jhánsi, or, The widowed queen: a play. 8+118 p. Westminster 1895; The life and ethics of Zoroaster, rendered into English verse from E. B. Eastwick’s “Zartusht-namah”. 71 p. L. 1910.
– Lakhmi: the Rájpút’s bride; a tale of Gujarát in western India. 160 p. L. 1899.
– Translated: The Tuzuk-i-Jahangiri; or, Memoirs of Jahangir. 1-2. Ed. by H. Beveridge. L. 1909-14; other translations from Persian (Firdausī, etc.), edited the Bostān of Sa‘dī.
Sources: Briefly in JRAS 1911, 270f.; briefly in https://archiveshub.jisc.ac.uk/search/archives/69c281a2-dd1d-33fb-bce6-9c4222d11cac.
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