Lt. Henry Yule, Bengal Engineers 1844

Sir Henry Yule (1 May 1820 – 30 December 1889) was a Scottish Orientalist. He published many travel books including translations of the work of Marco Polo and Friar Jordanus. He was also the compiler of a dictionary of Anglo-Indian terms, the Hobson-Jobson along with Arthur Coke Burnell.

His first posting was in the Khasi hills where the mission was to establish transport of coal to the plains. He was fascinated by the region and wrote an account of its people.


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