Colin Mackenzie and the Stupa at Amaravati

@article{Howes2002ColinMA,
  title={Colin Mackenzie and the Stupa at Amaravati},
  author={Jennifer Howes},
  journal={South Asian Studies},
  year={2002},
  volume={18},
  pages={53 - 65}
}
To anyone who has researched British accounts of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century India, Colin Mackenzie's name will probably already be familiar. During his four decade career on the sub-continent he collected what is now the most comprehensive extant archive of information on southern Indian customs, religion, folklore, geography and antiquities. He was born on the island of Lewis in Scotland in 1754, and arrived in India in 1782 as a member of the Madras Engineers. In 1816 he… 
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