This paper traces the services of Colin Mackenzie towards exploring the roots of Indian history through collection of historical resources. It is said he travelled nearly 60 thousand miles across all parts of Indian to collect rarest of the historical artefacts and documents. His methodology of historical exploration through resources available around the region influenced host of East India company officials to take up the studies of Indian history. The study of epigraphs, study of numismatics, manuscripts, monuments etc was . Numerous scholastic institutions were established to take up archaeological studies. The Indian history became the favourite subject of study in prestigious educational Institutions of Calcutta, Bombay and Madras. Colin Mackenzie was oriented to take up the survey of Mysore territory following the incessant wars of East India Company with regional king Tipu Sultan. The surveys he undertook along with his assistants proved fruitful as the East India Company could depose Tipu sultan and establish Company rule in Mysore territory. Colin Mackenzie was supported in his scholastic endeavours by the most efficient Brahmin brothers from Kavali including Lakshmaiah, Boraiah and Venkatalakshmaiah. The survey of the Mysore region and South India lead to exploration of precious artefacts and this was documented for further research by other East India Company sponsored pedagogic anthology. The influence of Colin Mackenzie paved way for furthering historical research and establishment of museum across India.
Colin Mackenzie , historical research , efforts of East India Company, influence of resources documentation
Lakshmi G R "Tracing Indological Exploration Of Indian History & Scholastic Contributions Of East India Company Indologists - Remembering The Monumental Services Of Surveyor Colin Mackenzie" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 2 Issue 7 2019 Page 37-39
Lakshmi G R "Tracing Indological Exploration Of Indian History & Scholastic Contributions Of East India Company Indologists - Remembering The Monumental Services Of Surveyor Colin Mackenzie" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 2(7)