GRANT, James. 1750 — 1808. British Civil Servant in India. Served in Bengal in 1784-89 and was “selected by the Government to superintend the native management of revenues; found himself obliged to expose the abuses connected with the whole system of native agency. Appointed Chief Sarishtadar, or general superintendent of native revenue accounts under the Board of Revenue, 1786.” According to Buckland, his book “gives the best account of the native revenue system”.
Publications: An Inquiry into the Nature of Zemindary Tenures in the Landed Property of Bengal. 101 p. L. 1791.
Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; *A.T. Embree, *Oxfords D.N.B. 2004.