|Name James Burgess|
|Books The Cave Temples of India, The Chronology of Moder, A practical treatise on coach‑bui, The Rock Temples of Elura Or, A Practical Treatise on Coach‑bu|
James Burgess CIE FRSE FRGS MRAS LLD (1832 – October 1916), was the founder of The Indian Antiquary in 1872 and an important archaeologist of India in the nineteenth century.
Burgess was born on 14 August 1832 in Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire. He was educated at Dumfries and then Glasgow University and Edinburgh University.
He did educational work in Calcutta, 1856 and Bombay, 1861, and was Secretary of the Bombay Geographical Society 1868-73. He was Head of the Archaeological Survey, Western India, 1873, and of South India, 1881. From 1886-89 he was Director General, Archaeological Survey of India.
In 1881 Edinburgh University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Letters (LLD).
He retired to Edinburgh around 1892.
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1894. He won their Keith Prize for 1897-99 and served as their Vice President 1908 to 1914.
He died on 3 October 1916, at 22 Seton Place in Edinburgh.