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Ravenshaw University in Odisha pays homage to Prof Bipan Chandra

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Sept 3:

Rich tributes were paid to the globally renowned Indian historian, Prof. Bipan Chandra, who passed away on  August 30 at the age of 86,  at a memorial meeting  held in the department of History, Ravenshaw University in Odisha on Wednesday .

Prof Bipan Chandra
Prof Bipan Chandra

The meeting was chaired by Dr. LaxmiKanta Mishra, the departmental head.

A large number of university students and faculty members including Prof. Chandi Prasad Nanda, Dr. Subrat Kumar Acharya, Dr. Priyadarshi Kar, Dr. Santosh Kumar Malua, Dr. Hemant Kumar Parida, Dr. TirthaPrakash Jena and Prof. NiranjanBarik, who were present in the meeting, spoke at length on the great thinker, historian and teacher..

Two minute silence was observed on the occasion as a mark respect to the departed soul.

The speakers shared their valuable views on the eminent historian and personal experiences of their association with the legendary teacher.

Dr. Kar sketched Prof. Chandra’s biographical details.

In his concluding address, Prof Nanda  focused on the seminal contribution of  Bipan Chandra to critical scholarship in the domain of modern and contemporary Indian history and politics while sharing his perceptions about the ‘man’ and the ‘institution’ based on his prolonged association with him as a student and research scholar.