Guha (surname)

Guha (Bengali: গুহ, romanizedGuho) is an Indian surname found among Bengali Hindus. It is also another name for the Hindu deity Kartikeya .

Guhas mostly belong to Kayastha caste in Bengal. The Bengali Kayasthas evolved as a caste from a category of officials, between the 5th/6th century AD and 11th/12th century AD, its component elements being putative Kshatriyas and mostly Brahmins.[1] Guhas (and Guhathakurtas[citation needed]) are considered as Kulin Kayasthas of Kashyapa gotra, along with Boses, Ghoshes and Mitras.[2]

Notable peopleEdit

  • Anita Guha (1932–2007), Indian Bengali actress
  • Biraja Sankar Guha (1894-1951), Indian physical anthropologist
  • Buddhadeb Guha (born 1936), Indian Bengali writer
  • Chinmoy Guha (born 1958), Indian author and academician
  • Isa Guha (born 1985), British cricketer
  • Ranajit Guha (born 1923), Indian historian
  • Subrata Guha (1946-2003), Indian cricketer
  • Sujoy K. Guha (born 1940), Indian biomedical engineer
  • Prof B C Guha, Indian scientist - founder of Department of Biochemistry, Calcutta University; regarded as the father of modern biochemistry in India.
  • Phulrenu Guha - Well known Bengali social activist and political personality, wife of famous scientist Dr. B C Guha, founder of Department of Biochemistry, Calcutta University

Notable othersEdit

Anton-Andreas Guha - German journalist and author.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Andre Wink (1991). Al-Hind, the Making of the Indo-Islamic World, Volume 1. Brill Academic Publishers. p. 269. ISBN 978-90-04-09509-0. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  2. ^ Hopkins, Thomas J. (1989). "The Social and Religious Background for Transmission of Gaudiya Vaisnavism to the West". In Bromley, David G.; Shinn, Larry D. (eds.). Krishna consciousness in the West. Bucknell University Press. pp. 35–36. ISBN 978-0-8387-5144-2. Retrieved 2011-10-31.