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Anjan Ghosh

When I think of Anjan Ghosh of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, who died earlier this month, my memories of him are as one of my most dedicated students in the social anthropology classes in my very first year of teaching at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in 1975.

The Centre for the Study of Social Systems was then located in the makeshift hostel rooms of the Old Campus of JNU. Anjan was one of a handful of postgraduate students, and one of the keenest among them, eager to savour what I had to say based on my own recent transition to Indian academia from the minefi elds of Oxford social anthropology.

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