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50 Years of EPW: Sachin Chaudhuri (1904-1966)

"He was jealous of the right to dissent, he was jealous of the sovereignty of thought."

Life will never be the same with this journal, nor with a whole generation of economists and other social scientists in this country. They, and we, will have to live with the fact that, from now on, it will be a world without Sachin Chaudhuri, a world without the praises and cautions and admonitions and encouragements from the Editor. From now on, they, and we, are very much on our own.

Calamities such as this are hardly rare. Death interrupts human endeavours at certain random, and not so random, intervals of time. Once the initial shock of Sachin Chaudhuri's death is absorbed, we daresay the continuum of work and activities will be resumed, we daresay this journal will pick up from where he has left it and, within the limitations of human capabilities, those of us who are saddled with the responsibility will try to be faithful to the standards and goals be had set for himself, for us and for the journal. And yet, as days and weeks and years roll on, there can be no abatement of the haunting feeling of total and irredeemable loss.

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