MCCUTCHION, David J. Coventry 12.8.1930 — Calcutta 12.1.1972. British Scholar of Indian Art. Served in R.A.F. in Singapore, then from 1950 studied at Jesus College, Cambridge. Interested in India he went to Bengal and taught literature at Visva-Bharati, then at Jadavpur University in Calcutta. In 1962 started the field study of the brick-temples of Bengal. In his last year a visiting Lecturer at University of Sussex. Died in Polio.
Publications: The Temples of Bankura District. Calcutta (1967?), “Late Mediaeval Temples of Bengal”, JASB 4:12, 1970, 1-80, 159 photos on pl., 8 fig., the also as As. Soc. Monograph Series 20. Calcutta 1972.
– Indian Writing in English: Critical Essays. Calcutta 1969.
– G. Mitchell (ed.): Brick Temples of Bengal: From the Archives of David McCutchion,. Princeton, N.J. 1983.
– with S. K. Bhowmick, Patuas and Patua Art in Bengal. 1999.
– Unpublished Letters & Selected Articles. Calcutta 2009.