Manmohan Ghose

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Manmohan Ghose was born in 1869, the second son of an illustrious surgeon, Dr. K. D. Ghose. Together with his brothers, Binoy Bhushan and Aurobindo, he studied at Loreto Convent, Darjeeling. In 1879 Manmohan Ghose went to England where he remained until 1894, completing a professional qualification of Bar-at-law at Lincoln's Inn. On his return to India, he joined Patna College as professor of English; later on, he was appointed professor at Presidency College, Kolkata and worked as Inspector of schools.

However, Manmohan Ghose never felt at home in India, as his letters to Laurence Binyon testify (“Thus from childhood I was subject to fits of gloom and despondency which grew with my age . . .”). His sense of alienation was i…

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Pulugurtha, Nishi. "Manmohan Ghose". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 August 2007
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