Bell, Thomas Evans (d. 1887)
Bell (Thomas Evans), Major in Madras Army, which he entered in 1842. He
was employed in the suppression of Thugee. He wrote the Task of To-Day,
1852, and assisted the Reasoner, both with pen and purse, writing over
the signature "Undecimus." He contemplated selling his commission to
devote himself to Freethought propaganda, but by the advice of his
friends was deterred. He returned to India at the Mutiny. In January,
1861, he became Deputy-Commissioner of Police at Madras. He retired
in July, 1865, and has written many works on Indian affairs. Died 12
1. J. M. Wheeler, A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations, 1889.
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