() (1815 - 1868) was an Indian
businessman, social reformer, orator and one of the leaders of the Young Bengal
group. He was called the Indian Demosthenes
. Sengupta, Subodh Chandra and Bose, Anjali (editors), 1976/1998, Sansad Bangali Charitabhidhan
(Biographical dictionary) Vol I, , pp 480-481, ISBN 8185626650 Sengupta, Nitish, 2001/2002, History of the Bengali-speaking People
, p 228, UBS Publishers’ Distributors Pvt. Ltd., ISBN 8174763554 Ghosh was one of the persons who helped John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune
to establish his girls school. Acharya, Poromesh, Education in Old Calcutta in Calcutta, the Living City
, Vol I, edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, pp 87, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0195636961.
The family hailed from Bagati, near Mogra
in Hooghly District
. His father, Gobinda Chandra Ghosh had a small shop in Kolkata’s
China Bazar. His maternal grandfather, Dewan Ramprasad Singha, used to work in the office of King Hamilton & Co. in Kolkata. Ghosh was born in his maternal grandfather’s house. Sastri, Sivanath
, Ramtanu Lahiri O Tatkalin Bangasamaj
, 1903/2001, p 76-80, New Age Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
There are two opinions about his childhood. The first says that he initially joined Sherburne’s School and started learning English. At that time Hara......