Manmath Mallik

Other names: 

Manmath Chandra Mallik

Manmatha Chandra Mallik


Christ's College
St Andrew's Street
Cambridge, CB2 3AR
United Kingdom
52° 12' 10.764" N, 0° 7' 25.3848" E
Date of birth: 
03 Oct 1853
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Date of death: 
01 Jan 1922
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Date of 1st arrival in Britain: 
01 Jan 1873
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Manmath Mallik trained as a barrister at Middle Temple in 1875. He had travelled to England in 1873 to study at Christ's College, Cambridge. He wrote a number of books about India and was Fellow of the Zoological Society.

In the 1906 General Election, Manmath Mallik stood as Liberal candidate for St George's, Hanover Square. He lost to the Unionist candidate by 2,073 votes. He stood again in 1910 at Uxbridge but was again defeated by the Unionist candidate by 4,719 votes.

Manmath Mallik was the grandfather of Baron Chitnis, the son of his daughter Lucia.

Published works: 

The South Africa Problem: A View of the Political Situation (London, 1903)

The Problem of Existence: Its Mystery, Struggle and Comfort in the Light of Aryan Wisdom (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1904)

Impressions of a Wanderer (London T. Fisher Unwin, 1907)

A Study in Ideals: Great Britain and India (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1912)

Orient and Occident: A Comparative study (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1913)


C. W. Saleeby, Academy and Literature, 6 August 1904; Westminster Review, November 1904 (Problem of Existence)

S. N. S., The Bookman, December 1912 (A Study in Ideals)

Athenaeum, 9 August 1913; The Spectator, 12 July 1913 (Orient and Occident)

Secondary works: 

Venn, J. A. (ed.), Alumni Cantabrigienses, Volume IV, part II (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1931)

Visram, Rozina, Asians in Britain: 400 Years of History (London: Pluto Press, 2002)


S. N. S., The Bookman, December 1912, p. 180


Review of A Study in Ideals


Time and again Anglo-Indian writers have taken the reading public into their confidence and, in the frankest language, stated their opinions of the educated Indian, or "the Babu," as they style him; but rarely has a native of India been accorded the privilege of returning the compliment by plainly telling just what he thought of the Englishman in Hindostan and at home. In this circumstance, the publication of this volume presenting the ideas of a Bengalee barrister regarding institutions as they exist in Great Britain, the relations of the Mother Country with the Colonies, British rule in India, and the Britons in whose charge it is placed, is of more than passing interest.