GURDON, Philip Richard Thornhagh

GURDON, Philip Richard Thornhagh. 1863 — 1942. Sir. British Colonial Officer and Ethnographist in India. Major and Superintendent of Ethnography in Assam (1907), then Lieutenant-Colonel, the Officiating Commissioner of the Assam Valley, and Honorary Director of Ethnography in Assam (1914).

Publications: Some Assamese Proverbs. Shillong 1896, 2nd ed. 1903.

The Khasis. 28+227 p. L. 1907: “The Khasis and the Austric Theory”, JRAS 1907, 743-748.

– “The origin of the Ahoms”, JRAS 1913, 283-287.

articles in the E.R.E., JASB, etc.

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