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TOD, a surname derived from the Scottish and north of England term Tod, a fox. An eminent person of this name, Lieutenant-colonel James Tod, of the East India Company’s service, author of ‘Annals of Rajasthan,’ and ‘Travels in Western India,’ and at the time of his death, 7th November 1835, librarian of the Asiatic Society, is supposed to have been a native of Scotland, but was in reality born at Islington, London. He surveyed Rajpootana and completed a comprehensive and accurate map of it in 1815, when political agent to the western Rajpoot states, and it was by him that the name of Central India was originally given to that interesting country of the east.

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