Folk-Lore/Volume 31/Obituary/James Drummond Anderson
Dr. J. Drummond Anderson, Litt.D., teacher of Bengali in the University of Cambridge, entered the Indian Civil Service in 1873, and served until 1900, chiefly in Assam. He published a collection of Kachari folk-tales, of Chittagong proverbs, and other works on the languages of North-East India. No contemporary Englishman had a wider knowledge or a more just and discriminating appreciation of Bengali literature, and none was more delighted to watch and promote the advance of the Bengali. To great knowledge of oriental subjects he added a charming personality, and he was ever ready to assist students in the subjects of which he made a speciality. Several contributions by him on the folklore of Bengal have appeared in the pages of Folk-Lore.