George Robert Aberigh-Mackay
George Robert Aberigh-Mackay (25 July 1848 – 12 January 1881), Anglo-Indian writer, son of a Bengal chaplain, was educated at Magdalen College School, Oxford and Cambridge University. Entering the Indian education department in 1870, he became professor of English literature in Delhi College in 1873, tutor to the Raja of Rutlam in 1876, and principal of the Rajkumar College at Indore in 1877. On 8 January 1881 he developed symptoms of tetanus after playing polo and tennis on the previous 2 days, and died on 12 January 1881 in Indore.
He is best known for his book Twenty-one Days in India (1878–1879), a satire upon Anglo-Indian society and modes of thought. This book gave promise of a successful literary career, but the author died at the age of thirty-three. Aberigh-Mackay wrote also an extensive manual giving first-hand data about the princely states and their rulers.
- C., Buckland (1906). Charles Edward Buckland, ed. Dictionary of Indian Biography. Harvard University, Digitized 8 July 2005: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Lim: London. p. 3.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Aberigh-Mackay, George Robert". Encyclopædia Britannica 1 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 53.
- Works by George Aberigh-Mackay at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about George Robert Aberigh-Mackay at Internet Archive
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