Paper Type: Book Print | Size: 216 x 140mm
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ISBN-10: 9381523053 | ISBN-13: 978-93-81523-05-6

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Artists and musicians have often to sell work which doesn’t reflect the best in them to keep the body and soul together. So far as I know, you are not in that predicament. Why are you allowing the craftman in you to camouflage as an artist?

Dipanjan Rai Chaudhuri
Dipanjan Rai Chaudhuri

Late Dipanjan Rai Chaudhuri, born in Kolkata, read Physics at Presidency College in the turbulent late sixties and early seventies, while breathing philosophy, politics and literature. Over the years, he alternated between physics and political activism–earning a PhD from London, spending a term in prison, teaching and publishing research papers in physics and also working with the Association for Protection of Democratic Rights. This strange mix led VS Naipaul to feature Dipanjan in one of his books, India: A Million Mutinies Now. He has published two volumes of poetry in Bengali, several books on the political economy of West Bengal, and books on science for children. He wrote prolifically on current affairs, both in Bengali and English. He had retired as Professor and Head, Department of Physics, Presidency College, in 2004. In his spare time, apart from writing, he was involved, along with his students, in the education of children in the slums of Kolkata.