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The ‘Tall’ Guy: A K Mallik (1944–2017)

On 25 May 2017, Arup Kumar Mallik died in his home, just as he had wished. He had lived his entire life according to his own beliefs and ideas, and when he was seriously ill and in hospital, he decided he had had enough, and insisted on returning home. His wife Sarmila and brother Asok, his prime...

Sharit K Bhowmik: (1948–2016)

The incredibly active lifespan of an activist sociologist who devoted his career and skills to study the capacity of the Indian working class and even intervened to enhance it, came to an end on 8 September 2016 in Bangkok. Sharit K Bhowmik had gone there for a workshop on labour issues. This brief...

Remembering Allan Scarfe (1931–2016)

On 9 October 2016, an important India–Australia link ended with the death of Jayaprakash Narayan’s now little remembered co-biographer, Allan Scarfe. Scarfe was born in March 1931 and met Wendy when they were undertaking secondary teacher studies at the University of Melbourne. They married in...

S S Tarapore (1936-2016)

I joined the research department of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in September 1977, but I did not have an opportunity to personally meet S S Tarapore (SST) for about 11 years, till December 1988, as I was away from the department working with the Agricultural Refinance and Development Corporation/...

Mario Rutten (1958-2015)

Mario Rutten, professor of comparative sociology of Asia at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), University of Amsterdam, and a well-known scholar of India, passed away at a tragically young age on 26 December 2015. Mario’s...

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T S Papola(1941–2015) In the passing away of T S Papola on 23 November 2015 at the age of 74, India has lost an erudite scholar and arguably its most prominent labour economist. In his career, spanning over 50 years, he served in many institutions beginning with Lucknow University, and then the...

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T S Papola(1941–2015) In the passing away of T S Papola on 23 November 2015 at the age of 74, India has lost an erudite scholar and arguably its most prominent labour economist. In his career, spanning over 50 years, he served in many institutions beginning with Lucknow University, and then the...
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