KINCAID, Charles Augustus

KINCAID, Charles Augustus. 8.2.1870 — 15.8.1954. British Civil Servant and Marathi Scholar in India. Son of General K. (d. 1909), educated at Sherborne School and Balliol College, Oxford. Passed I.C.S. examination 1889, arrived in India in 1891. In 1891-94 Assistant Collector in Sind, 1896-98 Assistant Judge in Satara, 1898-1905 Judicial Assistant in Kathiawar, 1905-07 and 1914 Agent for Sardars in the Deccan, from 1910 Political Secretary, 1917 Member of Viceroy’s council, 1920 and 1925 Judicial Commissioner of Sind, 1921 Acting Judge of Bombay High Court. Retired in 1926. In 1927-31 Vice-Consul in Cherbourg and 1934-35 in St. Malo, 1931-33 Consul in Berne. Married 1904 Katherine Seddon, one daughter and two sons.

Publications: The Outlaws of Kathiawar and other Studies. Bombay 1905.

Deccan Nursery Tales. 1914; Shri Krishna and other Stories. 1920; Tales of King Vikrama. 1921; Tales of Old Sind. 1922; further story collections.

The Indian Heroes. 1915; Ishtur Phadke. 1917.

History of the Maratha People. 1-3. Bombay 1918-25, new ed. 11+503 p. L. 1971.

Mahapati: Tales of the Saints of Pandharpur. Transl. Oxford 1919.

Teachers of India. 10+120 p. L. 1927.

Sources: Who Was Who; Wikipedia briefly.

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