Girish Chandra Ghosh

Title Girish Chandra Ghosh
a bohemian devotee of Sri Ramakrishna
Author Swami Chetanananda; biogr. introd. Christopher Isherwood
Publication Advaita Ashrama
Size 495p
Language ENG ENG
ISBN 8175053305
Topics Biography--India
Biography--Spiritual persons
Biography--Cinema & theater
Ghosh, Girish Chandra (Bengali actor, writer, 1844-1912)
Ramakrishna Movement
Notes This book is an authentic biography of Girish Chandra Ghosh, the legendary playwright, actor, and bohemian, whose colourful life has long been a subject of interest for many devotees of Sri Ramakrishna. Besides being a biography, this book is also a social history of Bengal centred on the last part of the nineteenth and the first part of the twentieth centuries. In nineteenth-century Bengal, heavily dominated by the British Raj, Girish turned the Bengali theatre into a medium for promoting Indian traditions and spiritual life, and also awakening the political consciousness of Indians.Yet with all this, Girish’s primary role in life, it seems, was to demonstrate how a sinner can become a saint—how an atheist, drunkard, and debauchee can be transformed into a great devotee and lover of God. Girish used to say that he was Ramakrishna’s miracle.Swami Chetanananda's authoritative biography provides a fascinating introduction to Sri Ramakrishna's most colourful and least orthodox devotee.
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