Amal Chandra Ghosh born 1918, MSc Calcutta, 1947, PhD McGill, 1961, was a physics lecturer at Carleton University, Ottawa. He had met his Polish wife in Stockholm where he was working at the Nobel Institute for Physics. They had moved to Ottawa after the birth of their first son, and had four other children. Both Mr and Mrs Ghosh were killed in a car accident in 1968.
Their second child was just starting to talk about gender. At age 18 Nicholas started transition with an appointment with Charles Ihlenfeld, in Harry Benjamin’s office in New York, who gave him a prescription for testosterone, and his first injection. His elder brother went along to give consent as Rupert was still then under 21 (as required by New York law). He had his top surgery the next year with Dr David Wesser, also in New York. He had his hysterectomy in Calgary in 1978.
He finally had metoidioplasty at age 60. He was the secondary editor of Trans Activism in Canada: A Reader, 2014, $69.95 (review) is working on his memoirs and has recently married a second time.
- Rupert Raj. "My Male Metamorphosis: Personal memoirs of a female to male TS" TV-TS Tapestry, 43, 1984: 41-3. Online
- Rupert Raj. “Metamorphosis: Man in the Making (A Personal and Political Perspective)”. In Bonnie Bullough, Vern L. Bullough, James Elias (eds) Gender Blending. Prometheus Books 1997: 480-4.
- “Rupert’s Story”. FTM Australia. http://www.ftmaustralia.org/library/03/rupert.html. No Longer Available.
- Rupert Raj. “Towards a Transpositive Therapeutic Model: Developing Clinical Sensitivity and Cultural Competence in the Effective Support of Transsexual and Transgendered Clients”. The International Journal of Transgenderism. 6,2 2002. www.iiav.nl/ezines/web/IJT/97-03/numbers/symposion/ijtvo06no02_04.htm
- Julia Garro. “Tranny Pride: Ten ways to Celebrate”. Xtra. May 11, 2006. http://www.xtra.ca/public/Toronto/Tranny_Pride-1632.aspx
- “Dan Irving poses four crucial questions to three of Canada’s most politically engaged trans activists: Jamie Lee Hamilton, Rupert Raj, and Trish Salah”. Canadian Dimension. July 1, 2009.
- “Rupert Raj”. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Deleted February 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Rupert_Raj. Available at www.thefullwiki.org/Rupert_Raj.
- Dan Irving & Rupert Raj (eds). Trans Activism in Canada: A Reader. Women's Press, 2014.