GRIFFITHS, Percival

GRIFFITHS, Percival Joseph. Middlesex 15.1.1899 — 14.7.1992. Sir. British Civil Servant in India. M.A. Cambridge, then went to India. Finally District Magistrate of Medinipur in Bengal from 1933. Retired 1937, but stayed in India as a representative of European business. Knighted 1947, K.B.E. 1963. Married 1924 Kathleen Wilkes (d. 1974).

Publications: The British in India. 222 p. L. 1946; The British Impact on India. 520 p. 1952.

– Modern India. 250 p. L. 1957; 4th ed. 311 p. L. 1965.

– The History of the Indian Tea Industry. 12+730 p. L. 1967; Vignettes of India. 218 p. 1985.

– Many further writings.
– Also by him (?): P. J. Griffiths, “Buddhist Jhāna: A form-critical study”,  Religion 13, 1983, 55-68.

Sources: Wikipedia; worldcat.org.

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