Barindra Kumar Ghosh or popularly known as Barin Ghosh was an Indian revolutionary and journalist. He was one of the founding members of Jugantar, a revolutionary outfit in Bengal. Barindra Ghosh was a younger brother of Sri Aurobindo.⁣

Barindra Kumar Ghosh was born in Croydon, near London. He came from a family of intellectuals. He attended school in Deoghar, and after passing the entrance examination in 1901, joined Patna College. ⁣

He received military training in Baroda. During this time, (late 19th century – early 20th century) Barin was influenced by Aurobindo and drawn towards the revolutionary movement.⁣

Barin came back to Kolkata in 1902 and started organizing several revolutionary groups in Bengal with the help of Jatindranath Mukherjee. In 1906, he started publishing Jugantar, a Bengali weekly and a revolutionary organization named Jugantar soon followed. ⁣

Barin and Jatindranath Mukherjee alias Bagha Jatin were instrumental in the recruitment of many young revolutionaries from across Bengal.⁣

Following the attempted killing of Kingsford by two revolutionaries Khudiram ⁣and Prafulla the police intensified its investigation which led to the arrest of Barin and Aurobindo Ghosh along with many of his comrades. The trial (known as the Alipore Bomb Case) initially sentenced Barin Ghosh and Ullaskar Datta to death. ⁣

However, the sentence was reduced to life imprisonment, by Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das and Barin was deported to the Cellular Jail in Andaman in 1909 along with other convicts.⁣

Barin was released in 1920. He returned to Calcutta and started working as a journalist. He published his memoirs “The tale of my exile – twelve years in Andamans” In 1923, he took a break from journalism to visit his brother, Aurobindo Ghosh, in Pondicherry at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. ⁣

He returned to journalism in 1929 and in 1933 he started an English weekly, The Dawn of India. He was associated with the newspaper The Statesman, and in 1950, he became the editor of the Bengali daily Dainik Basumati.⁣