James Farish

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James Farish was the acting governor of Bombay during the British Raj from 11 July 1838 to 31 May 1839. He was a member of the Bombay council, and acted as an interim Governor.[1]

Farish was an evangelical Christian and friend of John Wilson.[2] His time in office was marked by a dispute with the Parsis. He had previously acted as Revenue Secretary, and left India in 1841.[3]


  1. ^ George Smith (7 June 2012). Life of John Wilson, D.D. F.R.S.: For Fifty Years Philanthropist and Scholar in the East. Cambridge University Press. p. 45. ISBN 978-1-108-05045-6. 
  2. ^ Ian Copland; Ian Mabbett; Asim Roy; Kate Brittlebank; Adam Bowles (2 May 2013). A History of State and Religion in India. Routledge. p. 174. ISBN 978-1-136-45950-4. 
  3. ^ Notes on the Affairs of India in Connection with the Charter Act Discussion, 1853. Printed at the "Times' Press" by L.R. Dillon. 1853. p. 55. 
Preceded by
Robert Grant
Acting Governor of Bombay
Succeeded by
James Rivett-Carnac