Arvind Ghosh

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Arvind Ghosh
অরবিন্দ ঘোষ
Born
NationalityIndian
OccupationCivil Engineer
Spouse(s)Clotilde Odette Haute Feuille
Parent(s)

Arvind Ghosh (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Exponential search' not found.) also spelt as Aurobindo Ghosh was an Indian-born scholar, writer and publisher in the United States.

Early life[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Arvind was born to Debaprasad Ghosh|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 | hide | edit source]

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 Indian fringe author P.N.Oak's conspiracy theory 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 | hide | edit source]

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 | hide | edit source]

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

References[edit | hide | edit source]

  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. Template:Cite press release