Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Iltudus Thomas Prichard (1826–1874)

Biography: Iltudus Thomas Prichard was born in 1826 in Bristol, the fifth son of physician and ethnologist James Cowles Prichard and Anna Marie Estlin. He attended Rugby School before entering the Bengal army, serving through the mutiny before retiring in 1859. Prichard returned to England and entered the law. He then returned to India, where he edited the Delhi Gazette and served as barrister. Throughout his life, he turned his Indian experiences into several books, including a memoir of his mutiny experiences (1860), a novel How to Manage It (1864), and the satire The Chronicles of Budgepore (1870). If he has any claim to fame it is for the latter book, admired at the time for its humor and depiction of Anglo-Indian life. He married and had at least one son. Prichard died in 1874 in Dera Doon, India.

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References: Boase; DNB (James Cowles Prichard)

Titles:

  1. How to Manage It: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1864.
  2. The Chronicles of Budgepore: or, Sketches of Life in Upper India.  2 vol.  London: W. H. Allen, 1870.