Arvind Ghosh

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Arvind Ghosh
অরবিন্দ ঘোষ
Born Dhaka, Bengal, British India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Civil Engineer
Spouse(s) Clotilde Odette Haute Feuille
Parent(s)

Arvind Ghosh (Bengali: অরবিন্দ ঘোষ) also spelt as Aurobindo Ghosh was an Indian-born scholar, writer and publisher in the United States.

Early life[edit]

Arvind was born to Acharya Debaprasad Ghosh, the first of eight children. Arvind attended St. Paul's School in Kolkata from 1934 to 1937. In 1938, he left St. Paul's School and took admission in Mitra Institution. He graduated as a civil engineer and early in his life moved to France.

Activism[edit]

Arvind Ghosh founded the A. Ghosh Publishers to publish works critical on Islam. In 1982, he published Ram Swarup's seminal work, Understanding Islam through Hadis. The book was subsequently republished in India the very next year by Voice of India.[1] In 1990, he published a paperback edition of P.N.Oak's seminal work, Taj Mahal – The True Story.[2] In 1994, he published his own work, The Koran and the Kafir. The book gave a topic wise categorization the verses of Quran as a ready reference to the teachings of Mohammad. The book was banned by the Government of India.[3] In 1997, Ghosh joined the Freeman Center in Houston as a research associate.[4] In his later years Arvind Ghosh took an interest in the history of pre-Christian Europe, pagan societies and neopaganism. In 1998, he along with Surinder Attri attended the International Pagan Conference in Lithuania.

Legacy[edit]

Arvind Ghosh was one of the pioneers of Hindu activism in the West. His life and work is annually commemorated through the Arvind Ghosh Memorial Lecture, where speakers are invited to talk about Islamism and its implications, especially in the Indian context.

Books[edit]

  • The Koran and the Kafir (Islam and the Infidel)
  • Impostors Galore: life

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frawley, David. How I Became A Hindu. New Delhi: Voice of India. 
  2. ^ Oak, Purushottam Nagesh (2003). The Taj Mahal Is A Temple Palace. New Delhi: Hindi Sahitya Sadan. p. 23. 
  3. ^ Elst, Koenraad. Ayodhya And After: Issues Before Hindu society. New Delhi: Voice of India. 
  4. ^ "Freeman Center Announces the Addition of Three New Research Associates" (Press release). Houston: Freeman Center. 17 December 1997. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 

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