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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Edwin Thomas Atkinson: A prominent Historian of Kumaon and Garhwal

Historians of Uttarakhand -2
                                       Bhishma Kukreti

               The contribution of Edwin Thomas Atkinson is very important.  Edwin Thomas Atkinson was born on 6th September 1840, in Tipperary, Ireland. Edwin Thomas Atkinson died in Kolkata by Bright’s disease on 15th September 1890. Edwin Thomas Atkinson was a lawyer and was expert on Indian Laws. Edwin Thomas Atkinson joined Indian Civil Service. Edwin Thomas Atkinson published many volumes related to India.

                      Edwin Thomas Atkinson published following books those are very useful for knowing history, sociology and geography of Uttarakhand.

Himalayan Gazetteer (1882, reprinted 1998)

Religion in Himalayas (1882, reprinted 1974)

 Kumaon Hills: Its history, geography and anthropology with reference to Garhwal and Nepal (reprinted 1974, 1980)

Himalayan Gazetteer or The Himalayas Districts of North West Provinces of India (1882, reprinted 2002)

Homoptera Indica

Flora of Himalayas with reference to Kumaon, Garhwal, Nepal and Tibet (1882, 1980)

Statistical, descriptive, and Historical accounts of North West Provinces of India (1874)

Catalogue of Insecta (1890)

Catalogue of Capsidae

Notes on Indian Rhaynchota (1884)

Notes on the History of religion in Himalayas N.W.P. India (1883)

Geology of Himalaya: comprising studies on Shivalik Hills, Kumaon, Garhwal, Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan(republished1980)

The Economic Botany of Himalayas (two new edition in 1980 and 1989)


No historian can avoid Atkinson for writing History accounts of Garhwal, Kumaon and Doti (Nepal)

 Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti, Mumbai 14/10/2014

Historians of Garhwal, Historians of, Kumaon; Historians of Pauri Garhwal, Historians of Udham Singh Nagar, Kumaon; Historians of Chamoli Garhwal, Historians of Nainital, Kumaon; Historians of Rudraprayag Garhwal, Historians of Almora, Kumaon; Historians of Tehri Garhwal, Historians of Champawat, Kumaon; Historians of Uttarkashi Garhwal, Historians of , Bageshwar Kumaon; Historians of Dehradun Garhwal, Historians of Pithoragarh , Kumaon; Historians of Haridwar Garhwal, Historians of Doti , Old Kumaon;