This chapter details the early life of Gopal Krishna Gokhale. Gokhale was born on 9 May 1866, in the little village of Kotluk in the Ratnagiri district of, what was then, the Bombay Presidency. In 1881, he joined the Rajaram College at Kolhapur. The college did not have arrangements for the full BA course because of which he had to go to Poona to continue his studies at the Deccan College. For the final year of his degree, he joined Elphinstone College in Bombay. Not much is known about his college days, but it seems he was exceedingly ambitious with an almost obsessive desire to excel. In January 1885, Gokhale joined the New English School in Poona as an assistant master at a paltry salary of Rs 35 a month.
Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.