MILES, William

MILES, William. 1780 — London 21.5.1860. British Colonial Officer in India. Major-General. In 1800 joined the Bombay Native Infantry, served in Baroda. “Made a treaty in 1820 with the Raja of Rodanpur, commanded a regiment in the first Burmese war, took Mergui. Made a treaty with the Suigam chiefs, in Gujarat, in 1826. Political Officer at Palanpur, 1829.” Retired in 1834.

Publications: “Account of the Hill-Fort of Chapaneer in Guzerat”, Transactions of the Bombay Lit. Soc. 1, 1819, 140-145; “Some Account of Mahummud Mehdi, the Wali or Saint of the Mehdivis, transl.”, TrBLS 2, 1820, 297-311 (n.b. there are two editions of this, I have used the one in

– “An account of the principality of Esdur”, 1821-22, and a translation of history of Babi Pathans, Nawabs of Radhanpur, n.d. (both are mentioned in, but not traced further).

– “On the Jainas of Gujerat and Máŕwáŕ”, TrRAS 3, 1835, 335-371.

– Translated: History of Hyder Naik, otherwise styled Shums ul Moolk, Ameer ud Dowla, Nawaub Hydur Ali Khan Bahadoor, Hydur Jung; Nawaub of the Karnatic Balaghaut. 513 p. L. 1842 (Haidar Ali); History of the Reign of Tipu Sultan: Being a Continuation of the Neshani Hyduri by Hussein Ali Khan Kirmani. 15+291 p. L. 1864.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; stray notes in Internet.

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