About this author
Panchanan Ghoshal was born on 1 June 1908, in a Zamindar family of Naihati, Presently in North 24 Parganas in British India. He was a Bengali writer, criminologist, and social worker.
He passed M.Sc. in Zoology and Ph.D. in Psychology. Criminology was his special paper. While Ghoshal served in Jorasanko police station, Rabindranath Tagore inspired him to write on the subject of crime and criminals. He retired as Deputy Inspector General from the Indian Imperial Police Service.
His first short story Nicher Samaj was published in Kollol Magazine. He wrote many articles, novels, and books in Bengali, Hindi, Oria, and English in criminology and criminal psychology. a most notable contribution is Aparadhbiggan in 8 volumes explaining the cause and effect of crime in society as well as the mentality of criminals and their reformation.
He was the first Indian to be awarded a doctorate degree in Criminal psychology. He was the founder and editor of the Kolkata Police Journal.
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