The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Abdul Rasul, Moulvi

Abdul Rasul, Moulvi, Bar-at-Law, Calcutta; Son of Moulvi Ghulam Rasul, a Zemindar of Guniauk, in the district of Tippera. Born, 1872; Educated at Kishoreganj; matriculated from the Government school at Dacca, 1888; when he was barely seventeen years old, went to England: after a short period of study at Liverpool, joined the King's College. London; matriculated at Oxford. 1892; took B.A. degree from St. John's College, Oxford, 1896: M.A., 1898; called to the Bar (Middle Temple) 1898; also took the B.C.L., being the first Bengali to obtain that degree. Returned to India at the close of 1898: enrolled as a Barrister of the Calcutta High Court, 1899; enjoys a lucrative practice on the Appellate Side; Head Examiner in English for the Calcutta Entrance examination from 1899 to 1902; also an examiner for the Calcutta B.L. examination; has tried to bring his co-religionists in to line with Hindus so far as political matters are concerned and to check polygamy among Mahommedans; President of the Bengal Provincial Conference held at Barisal. Address: High Court, Calcutta.