SHAKESPEAR, John. Indore 1.9.1861 — 1942. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Colonel Sir Richmond Campbell Sh. (1812–61, served in India) and Marion Sophia Thompson. “Educated at Wellington College and Sandhurst, entered the Army, 1881, and became Major, 1895. Intelligence Officer, Lushai and Chin-Lushai expeditions, 1888-9, … Superintendent, South Lushai Hills, 1891-6. C.I.E. 1896. Joined the Indian Staff Corps, 1896. Deputy Commissioner, Assam.” In 1905-14 Resident in Manipur. Lieutenant-colonel 1907. C.I.E. Married 1892.

Publications: “The Lushais and the Land they live in”, Journal of the Society of Arts 43, 1894, 167-188; Lushei Kuki Clans. 250 p. L. 1912.

“The Religion of Manipur”, Folk-Lore 24, 1913, 435-493; a few further articles.

John Shakespear of Shadwell and His Descendants (1619-1931). 406 p. ill. Newcastle 1931.

– J. Parratt (ed.), Lt.Col. John Shakespear’s Collected Papers on Manipur. 11+81 p. 2017.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; Wikipedia;

*K. Lalzuimawia, J.S. in the Lushai Hills (1888-1905). Diss., Mizoram University 2016 (online