JACKSON, Arthur M. T.

JACKSON, Arthur Mason Tippett. 1866 — Nasik 2?.9.1909. British Civil Servant and Historian in India. M.A. Oxford. Served in the I.C.S. as District Collector in Bombay Presidency, finally chief magitrate of Nasik. Murdered, shot by a seditious Brahman. Bound by his official duties he wrote very little, but his scholarship was much praised by his contemporaries. In vain he planned to devote his retirement to research. He was a historian, antiquarian, epigraphist and Sanskrit scholar.

Publications: With others: introductory vol. to Bombay Gazetteer. 1:1. 1896.

– “Notes on the History of the Caste System”, JASB N.S. 3, 1907, 509-515.

– “Method in the Study of Indian Antiquities”, IA 39, 1910; “Account of a Collection of Copperplates belonging to the Palitana State”, IA 39, 1910, 129f.

Folklore Notes. 1. Gujarat. 2. Konkan. Compiled by R. E. Enthoven. 9+159, 4+92+37 p. Bombay 1914-15 (repr. from IA).

A few articles in JRAS and JBRAS.

Sources: R. G. & D. R. Bhandarkar, IA 40, 1911, 1-6; *JBRAS 23, 1911, lvii-lxiii; Wikipedia (concentrates on his death).

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