Macpherson (1806-60), was a political agent in India who participated in the Trigonometrical Survey of India. In 1854 he was posted to Gwalior, the capital of Sindhia, the most powerful native ruler in Central India. By recognising that Sindhia's minister, Dinkar Rao, was a statesman of the first order and should be supported, the state's revenue went from deficit to surplus. When the India Mutiny broke out in 1857, Dinkar, influenced by Macpherson, kept the Gwalior contingent and Sindhia's own army from joining the rebellion.
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