Thurston worked as a part of this project to collect accurate anthropometric measurements. These included a number of measurements of the skull and derived indices or proportions such as the nasal index. Among other published works, Thurston wrote the seven volumes of Castes and Tribes of Southern India , published in as part of the Ethnographic Survey of India. In that work he was assisted by K.
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Rangachari , a colleague from the Madras museum who had also assisted him in a ethnographic study, Ethnographic Notes in Southern India. Rangachari had supplied most of the forty photographs used in this earlier study. Though in some respects it may be corrected or supplemented by future research it will long retain its value as an example of out-door investigation, and will remain a veritable mine of information, which will be of value. Thurston also authored The Madras Presidency, with Mysore Coorg, and the associated States , being the third volume of the four-volume series " Provincial Geographies of India " which was published between —23 by the Cambridge University Press under the editorship of Thomas Henry Holland.
Kavita Philip describes it as combining "a textbook style account of physical and cultural geography with ethnographic detail on habits, customs and festival of the natives". Thurston made numerous collections of plant and animals specimens, many of which were sent to the British Museum.
On a visit to Europe he sought to find electric lights that would work at a depth of 20 fathoms so as to assist in pearl harvesting. Smith, , Sepia thurstoni W. Rees, , Mobula thurstoni Lloyd, , and Ecteinascidia thurstoni Herdman, The standard author abbreviation E. Raja Raja Varma. Thurston was awarded the Kaisar-i-Hind Medal , first class, on 26 June He retired to England and spent his winters at Penzance where he studied the local plants and regularly hosted a New Year party for the local botanists. He died on 12 October at Penzance. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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