Vincent Arthur Smith (1843–1920) was born in 1843 in Dublin which was then part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. He was an Indologist, historian and art historian who worked in the Indian Civil Service between 1871–1900 and retired early to devote himself to his writing.
He also wrote books on various rulers, such as the Buddhist ruler Ashoka the Great and Mughal emperor Akbar the Great, and a history of fine arts in India and Ceylon.
- General index to the reports of the Archaeological Survey of India: Volumes I to XXIII, with a glossary and general table of contents, Simla, Government Central Press, 1887. - Varanasi: Indological Book House, 1969
- William Henry Sleeman (ed.): Rambles and Recollections of an Indian official, Westminster Reprint edition of the 1893 (2 volumes), New Delhi: Asian Educational Services, 1995
- Preface to Purna Chandra Mukherji: A report on a tour of exploration of the antiquities of Kapilavastu Tarai of Nepal during February and March, 1899, Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, 1901; Delhi Indological Book House, 1969.
- "The Kushān, or Indo-Scythian, Period of Indian History, B.C. 165 to A.D. 320," pp. 1–64 in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (London), 1903.
- "Catalogue of the Coins in the Indian Museum Calcutta", in The Cabinet of the Asiatic Society of Bengal: Part 1, Oxford, 1906
- Smith, Vincent Arthur (1907). History of India: From Sixth century B.C to Mohammedan Conquest (Vol. 2). London, Grolier society.
- A history of fine art in India and Ceylon from the earliest times to the present day, Oxford, 1911
- Smith, Vincent Arthur (1917). Akbar the Great Mogul, 1542-1605. Oxford at The Clarendon Press.
- The Oxford history of India : from the earliest times to the end of 1911, Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1920
- Asoka, the Buddhist emperor of India, 1 ed. Oxford 1901; 3rd ed., Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1920
- A history of fine art in India and Ceylon from the earliest times to the present day, 2. rev ed., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1930
- François Bernier (ed.), Travels in the Mogul Empire, AD 1656–1668. Reprint, Delhi: Low Price Publications, 1994.
- The Jain Stûpa and other antiquities of Mathurâ, 2nd ed., Varanasi : Indological Book House, 1969.
- Early History of India
- ^ a b MM Rahman, Encyclopaedia of Historiography, page 369
- ^ "Obituary Dr. Vincent Arthur Smith, C.I.E.". Folklore. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
- This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.