27 Apr India’s first Surveyor General’s legacy lives on in Bangalore
Born in a remote corner of Scotland, buried in Kolkata…the life and times of the remarkable Colin Mackenzie
Colin Mackenzie was India’s superstar Surveyor-General
Mackenzie and his Indian staff
- “Illustrating India: The Early Colonial Investigations of Colin Mackenzie” (OUP India, 2010); by Jennifer Howes
- “Colin Mackenzie: Collector Extraordinary” (The British Library Journal, 1991); by David Blake
- long-form blog post by Sandeep Balakrishna drawing from both these and several other sources (including that edited in 2011 by Madras University’s Prof T V Mahalingam on Mackenzie’s manuscripts).
This article is by Siddharth Raja. A lawyer by profession and a heritage enthusiast by conviction, Siddharth lives in Nandi Hills, Bangalore and runs with his wife, Priya, a historical walking tour company ‘Nandi Valley Walks’ (www.facebook.com/nandivalleywalks).