19 Facts About Monomohun Ghose


Manmohun Ghose was the first practicing barrister of Indian origin.


Monomohun Ghose is notable for his contributions towards the fields of women's education, for arousing the patriotic feeling of his countrymen and for being one of the earliest persons in the country in organised national politics.


Monomohun Ghose was the son of Ramlochan Ghose, of Bikrampur.


Monomohun Ghose's father was a renowned sub-judge and a patriot, and had acquired his broad frame of mind from Ram Mohan Roy, when he came in contact with him.


Monomohun Ghose wrote an article against indigo merchants and sent it for publication in the Hindu Patriot but the same could not be published owing to the untimely death of its editor, Harish Chandra Mukherjee.


Monomohun Ghose joined Presidency College in 1861 and while a student there, he developed a friendship with Keshub Chunder Sen.


Monomohun Ghose sat for the examinations twice but failed to succeed.


Monomohun Ghose was called to the bar from Lincoln's Inn.


Monomohun Ghose was the first Indian barrister to practice in Calcutta High Court.


Gnanendramohan Tagore was the first Indian to have been called to the bar in England in 1862 and Monomohun Ghose is disputed to be the second Indian to be called in 1866.


Gnanendramohan Tagore never practised in Calcutta High Court before departing permanently for England, and as such Monomohun Ghose is considered the first practising Indian barrister.


Monomohun Ghose's talents were immediately recognised and within a short period he made his mark as a criminal lawyer.


In later years, whenever the local press sought to criticize the denationalised Indian, Monomohun Ghose invariably became the primary target of ridicule.


When she visited Kolkata in 1869 with a definite scheme for promoting women's education, Monomohun Ghose was among her most ardent supporters.


Monomohun Ghose was associated with Hindu Mahila Vidyalaya and after Annette Akroyd was married, with the revival of the school as Banga Mahila Vidyalaya.


Monomohun Ghose was one of the founders of the Indian National Congress established in 1885 and was chairman of the reception committee of its session held at Kolkata in 1890.


Monomohun Ghose fought hard for separation of the judiciary from the administration and wrote the book Administration of Justice in India.


Monomohun Ghose fought the practice of child marriage and supported an 1891 bill requiring consent in marriage.


Monomohun Ghose joined Taraknath Palit, Satyendra Prasanno Sinha, Umesh Bannerjee, Krishna Govinda Gupta, and Behari Lal Gupta, as a regular visitor.