Girish Chandra Ghosh

Girish Chandra Ghosh

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Girish Chandra Ghosh (February 28, 1844 –February 8, 1912) was a Bengali musician, poet, playwright, novelist, theatre director and actor. He was largely responsible for the golden age of Bengali theatre. Handbook of twentieth-century literatures of India, by Nalini Natarajan, Emmanuel Sampath Nelson. Published by Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996. ISBN 0313287783. Page 48.Kundu, Pranay K. Development of Stage and Theatre Music in Bengal. Published in Banerjee, Jayasri (ed.), The Music of Bengal. Baroda: Indian Musicological Society, 1987. History of Indian Literature: 1800-1910 : Western Impact, Indian Response, by Sisir Kumar Das, Sahitya Akademi, Published by Sahitya Akademi. 1991. ISBN 8172010060. Page 283. He can be referred to as the Father of Bengali Theatre. He was a versatile genius, a scholar without having any formal educational background, an actor of repute and a mentor who brought up many actors and actresses, including Binodini Dasi.

He cofounded the Great National Theatre, the first Bengali professional theatre company in 1872, wrote nearly 40 plays and acted and directed many more, and later in life became a noted disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. Ramakrishna and his disciples, by Christopher Isherwood, Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre. Published by Vedanta Press, 1980. ISBN 087481037X. Page 247.



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