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that the prevailing substratum of the population in that region is Iranian, and that mesaticephalic elements are by no means absent. It is more than probable that the Sakas were a branch of the Iranian race. The 'Turko-Iranian Race' although a useful term for certain branches of the population (as for instance the Ghalzai of Afghanistan) can hardly now be accepted as used by Sir H. Risley as an ethnic designation for the mixture of Indian, Afghan, Iranian Baloch and Mongoloid Hazara, which we find in the territory west of the Indies. It is probably in this part of his work dealing with social types, caste and religion, and more especially with animism (Chap. V.), that the greatest permanent value of Sir H. Risley's work will be found to lie. As a whole the work is a valuable and thoughtful contribution to the study of an important subject, and this edition with Mr. Crooke's excellent introduction must be welcomed, especially as the original work is now very scarce.

M. LoNGwoRTH Dames.

Recent Work on the Folklore of India.

Folklore Notes. Vol. i., Gujarat; Vol ii., Konkan. Edited by R. E. Enthoven. British India Press, Bombay, 1915. Royal quarto, pp. ii-159 ; ii-92-xxxviii. Price 3s. 6d. per vol.

Khasi Folklore. By Mrs. John Roberts. D. O'Brien, Car- narvon, 1914. Crown 8vo, pp. 46. Price is.

Legends of Vikramaditya. By Thakur Rajendra Singh. Allahabad, 19 13. Crown 8vo, pp. vi-243. Price Rs. 2.8. The Great War of Ancient India, its Causes, its Issues, ITS Lessons. Allahabad, 1915. Pp. x-191. Price Re. 1.8.

In December 1909, Mr. A. M. T. Jackson, one of the most learned members of the Bombay Civil Service, an accomplished Sanskrit scholar, historian, and antiquary, was assassinated by a fanatic at Nasik. His many friends, desirous of establishing a monument to his memory, raised a fund, part of which was devoted to the pur-