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Pradip Kumar Bose (1946–2021)

This article sadly remembers Pradip Kumar Bose, the distinguished social scientist admired and valued by generations of scholars. We have lost him, in the unsparing second wave of Covid-19, on 29 May 2021. An engagement with his ideas and work, while always incomplete, could be a sincere gesture of remembering him. I keep in mind the impossibility of outlining his expansive oeuvre within the scope of an article. This makes one sad and hesitant.

Siddalingaiah (1954–2021)

The literary journey of Siddalingaiah as well as the trajectory of his creative experiments and activism are narrated.

Tajamul Haque’s Life Crusade for Inclusive Land Rights

The legacy of Tajamul Haque in contributing towards land rights in India is elaborated upon. As a people’s economist and courageous bureaucrat, he devoted his life and work to land reforms in India.

Dadaji Khobragade

In a life that epitomised the struggles of the small Indian farmer, Dadaji Khobragade, the prolific rice breeder and farmer, strove against all odds to practise and uphold the core of traditional farming.

Ashok Mitra (1928–2018)

Ashok Mitra remained arekrakam (of another kind), insisting that the left could only survive and thrive if it does not abandon its ideology and principled politics. This Arekrakam legacy he leaves behind—als0 in the form of the journal he established by the same name—will remain a powerful inspiration for all efforts to resuscitate and rejuvenate the left movement in Bengal and elsewhere.

Speaking Truth to Power

A fellow economist reminisces about the personality traits and contributions of Ashok Mitra, a towering intellectual of his time, thereby revealing his powerful and multifaceted persona.

A Life of Rare Richness

A fellow economist and friend looks back at Ashok Mitra's intellectual contributions and the wide range of his experiences, associations, and interests.

B B Bhattacharya (1945–2017)

Barid Baran Bhattacharya, BB to his colleagues and friends, passed away on 14 February 2017. His sad and untimely demise has been painful to those of us who had worked closely with him over the years. Although he had been fighting the emperor of maladies for some time, he seemed to be getting the...

A Journalist and a Gentleman: Inder Malhotra (1930-2016)

Veteran journalist, political commentator and author Inder Malhotra who passed away on 11 June refused to present himself as a crusader. In a long and distinguished career, however, his commitment to journalistic ethics was exemplary. As a quintessential reporter, he had a vast network of contacts but his work remained fearless and unbiased

Calcutta Diary

It is a full decade since Ashok Rudra has been gone. There will be never another one like him.

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