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Hunter Sir William

Hunter, Sir William, a noted statistician, was born in 1840, and was educated at Glasgow, Paris, and Bonn. In 1863 he entered the Indian -Civil Service, and was (1866-69) superintendent of public instruction in Orissa. In 1868 appeared his Annals of Rural Bengal, and he wrote a Comparative Dictionary of non-Aryan languages. In 1871 he was made Director-General of the Statistical Department of India, and in 1878 was knighted. He has written a Life of Lord Mayo, a Gazetteer of India, and several other works, and edited a series of books called Rulers of India.