Sarath Kumar Ghosh

Other names: 

Sarath Kumar Ghose

Prince Sarath Ghosh


28 Elgin Avenue
London, W9 2NR
United Kingdom
51° 31' 28.7256" N, 0° 11' 59.7156" W
Date of birth: 
01 Jan 1883
Precise DOB unknown: 



Sarath Kumar Ghosh was a writer and novelist who had been educated in Cambridge. He was the nephew of the Raja of 'Ghoshpara' according to publicity put out by his American publishers, J. B. Pond Lyceum Bureau.

Published works: 

1001 Indian Nights (London: Heinemann, 1904)

The Prince of Destiny: The New Krishna (London: Rebman, 1909)

The Verdict of the Gods (New York: Dodd Mead, 1905)

The Wonders of the Jungle (New York: D. C. Heath, 1915)

Contributions to periodicals: 

Cornhill Magazine

'The Romance of the Kohinoor', Harper's Magazine (March 1902)

'A Thousand Years After', Harper's Magazine (July 1903)

'The Chohan Bride', Harper's Magazine (April 1901)


The Manchester Guardian (17 November 1909)

The New York Times

Secondary works: 

Mukherjee, Meenakshi, The Perishable Empire: Essays on Indian Writing in English (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2000)

Tickell, Alex, 'Writing the Nation's Destiny: Indian Fiction in English before 1910', Third World Quarterly, 26.3 (2005), pp. 525-541


Publisher's Preface to Prince of Destiny (1909)


When the author of this romance finished his education in Great Britain and began his literary career, his style and action were so pure as to cause an eminent English critic to say that many distinguished English novelists might well envy him his command of English prose. Nay a leading London review averred, 'We cannot be persuaded to believe that Sarath Kumar Ghosh is anything but an Englishman in masquerade'. In view of that the publishers of this romance deemed it expedient to present the author's portrait in the British edition in a dress representative of India, in order to convince readers that he is truly Indian.

Archive source: 

Correspondence regarding Ghosh's offer to write the official book on the Prince of Wales' tour of India, 1902-1903, L/PJ/6/610, Asian and African Reading Room, British Library, St Pancras