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Kali Prasanna Ghosh

Kali Prasanna Ghosh

Bengali writer and journalist
Kali Prasanna Ghosh
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Bengali writer and journalist
Was Writer Editor
From India
Type Journalism Literature
Gender male
Birth 23 July 1843
Death 29 October 1910 (aged 67 years)
Star sign LeoLeo
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire  
The details


Rai Bahadur Dewan Kaliprosanna Ghosh, CIE Vidyasagar (Bengali: কালীপ্রসন্ন ঘোষ, Persian: کالیپرسن گهوش‎) was a Bengali journalist, writer and scholar.

Early life

Ghosh was born on 23 July 1843 in the village of Bharakar in Bikrampur, Bengal Presidency, British India to a Bengali Hindu father known as Shibnath Ghosh. Kaliprosanna Gosh studied at an English-medium school, at a maktab, and at a Sanskrit school. This enabled him to gain a good grasp in many languages such as English, Bengali, Persian and Sanskrit. He completed his studies at Dhaka Collegiate School. In circa 1863, Ghosh travelled to Bhowanipore where he gave a speech on Christianity. Here, Ghosh was introduced to Debendranath Tagore and soon after joined the Brahmo Samaj.


Ghosh started working at the Dhaka Lower Division Court as a bench clerk in 1865. In 1870, he was appointed the editor of Dhaka's Brahmo Samaj journal called Shubhosadhini. He became the editor of Bandhab in 1874, a magazine which was referred to as the second "Bangadarshan". He left his career in the Dhaka court in 1876. In 1877, he was appointed the Dewan of Bhawal Estate for Zamindar Raja Rajendranarayan Roychowdhury. Gobindachandra Das, who worked in the estate, protested against Ghosh's misconduct as Dewan, although Das was dismissed for rebelliously protesting.

Ghosh founded his own society known as the Literary Review Council. He also joined the Bangiya Sahitya Parishad in 1894 and served as its vice-chairman from 1897 to 1990. Ghosh went on to serve as the president of the District Local Board and chairman of the Literary Assembly. He wrote a number of books on philosophy and society. He was awarded the titles of Rai Bahadur, Vidyasagar and Companions of the Order of the Indian Empire. In 1902, he stopped being the Dewan of Bhawal.


  • Shongeetmonjori (1872)
  • Probhat Chinta (1877)
  • Bhrantibinod (1881)
  • Nibhrito Chinta (1883)
  • Komolkobita (1888)
  • Promodolohori (1895)
  • Bhoktir Joy (1895)
  • Narijatibishoyok Prostab (1896)
  • Nisheeth Chinta (1896)
  • Maa Na Mohashokti (1905)
  • Janokir Ogniporikkha (1905)
  • Chhayadorshon (1905)


Ghosh died on 29 July 1910.

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