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Edgar Thurston

British indologist

1855   -   1935

country of citizenship: United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
language of expression: English
educated at: Eton College, King's College London
occupation: botanist
award received: Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire

Edgar Thurston CIE (1855– 12 October 1935) was a superintendent at the Madras Government Museum who contributed to studies in the zoology, ethnology and botany of India and published works related to his work at the museum. Thurston was educated in medicine and lectured in anatomy at the Madras Medical College while also holding his position at the museum. His early works were on numismatics and geology and these were followed by researches in anthropology and ethnography. He succeeded Frederick S. Mullaly as the superintendent of ethnography for the Madras Presidency.
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