The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Sewell, Robert
Sewell, Robert, F.R.G.S., M.R.A.S., retired District and Sessions Judge; entered service, 1868; thanked by Government for conduct in connection with the first official ascent of the sacred Hills of Triupathi; invested with full powers of Magistrate, 1872; Justice of the Peace, 1873; acted in various mofussil districts and was Special Assistant in Trichinopoly for famine purposes, 1877-78; on special duty in connection with the Archaeological Survey of the Madras Presidency, 18S1; Special Assistant Collector, Malabar, continuing on Archaeological duty till June 1883; Acting Sub-Secretary, Board of Revenue, 1882-83; on special duty at Madras completing the MSS. of the Archaeological Survey, 19th April 1883; Acting Collector and Magistrate, Kurnool, 1884; Fellow, Madras University, 1887; District and Sessions Judge, Cuddapah, etc.; Collector and Magistrate, Bellary, 1880; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and Member of the Royal Asiatic Society since 1885; Member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal; Member of the Bombay Anthropological Society, and Fellow of the Society of Arts; retired, 1894. Publications: Amaravathi Tope and Excavations on its site; Chronological tables for South India, from the 6th century A.D.; a sketch of the dynastys of South India, volumes I and II of the Archaeological Survey Series of South India; Early Buddhist Symbolism; Antiquarian remains in the Madras Presidency; the Indian Calendar; A Forgotten Empire, etc.