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Word/nameBengali Hindu
Region of originBengal

Ghosh (or Ghose) is an Indian and Bangladeshi surname found among Bengali Hindus.

Ghoshes mostly belong to Kayastha caste in Bengal. The Bengali Kayasthas evolved as a caste from a category of officials or scribes, between the 5th/6th century AD and 11th/12th century AD, its component elements being putative Kshatriyas and mostly Brahmins.[1] Ghoshes are considered as Kulin Kayasthas of Soukalin gotra, along with Boses and Mitras.[2]

Ghosh is also used as surname by the Sadgop and Goala(milkman) caste in Bengal.[3][4][5]

It is also an English surname, pronounced (/ɡəʊst/; GOST.

Notable people

Notable people with the surname Ghosh include:

See also

R v Ghosh, an English criminal law case


  1. ^ Andre Wink (1991). Al-Hind, the Making of the Indo-Islamic World, Volume 1. Brill Academic Publishers. p. 269. ISBN 978-90-04-09509-0. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  2. ^ Hopkins, Thomas J. (1989). "The Social and Religious Background for Transmission of Gaudiya Vaisnavism to the West". In Bromley, David G.; Shinn, Larry D. (eds.). Krishna consciousness in the West. Bucknell University Press. pp. 35–36. ISBN 978-0-8387-5144-2. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  3. ^ John R. McLane (2002). Land and Local Kingship in Eighteenth-Century Bengal. Cambridge University Press. p. 157. ISBN 978-0-5215-2654-8.
  4. ^ Oh Calcutta (Volume 22 ed.). University of Virginia. 1993.
  5. ^ Folk-lore. Indian Publications. 1975. p. 172.