THOMPSON, John Perronet. The Ridings, North Tyneside ?.6.1873 — London 8.8.1935. Sir. British Historian of Islamic and Modern India. Studies at Cambridge (Trinity College, B.A.). In 1896 joined I.C.S. Served as Chief Secretary to the Punjab Government 1916-21, Political Secretary to the Government of India and as Commissioner of Delhi. Retired in 1932, in England entered politics. Knew Urdu and Persian. K.C.S.I. K.C.I.E. Planned historical works, but died. Married with Ada Lucia Tyrell, one daughter and one son.
Publications: on Jahangir’s tomb, Journal of the Punjab Historical Society 1
Sources: E. D. Maclagan, JRAS 1935, 786f.
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