ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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IN the untimely death of Srikant Dutt on December 3, 1981 we have lost a prom using .social scientist and an uncompromising idealist, He was not yet widely known but that is hardly surprising considering that he was only 27 at the time of his death. The few people who were close to him and knew him well had, however, no doubts about his potential. He had an encyclopaedic knowledge of world affairs and an engaging interest in them and he was a prolific writer. He wrote his first article, called "A Journey to Bangladesh", at the age of 17 in Thought And he was working on two books and numerous articles when it all came to an abrupt end with that accident on a Delhi street, followed by about a fortnight in the Intensive Care Unit of the AIIMS and then, just when he seemed ready to begin some reading, the fatal cardiac arrest.

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