Dr. Manas Kamal Chaudhuri who belonged to the Tribal Tribune
group of authors is no more.
An accidental injury snatched him away from us on 24
September 2005. It is shocking to realize that a man as dynamic, athlete and
full of life is not in our midst. A versatile anthropologist being trained under
famous anthropologist couple Prof. S. C. Dube and Prof. Leela Dube, Dr. Chaudhuri
had combined all traditions of classical anthropology and developed a way of
looking at people in broader perspective. He tried to understand a contemporary
community (tribal or non-tribal) as an outcome of its own cultural traditions
combing with various exogenous factors and demographic composition. His made
video graphic documentaries of endangered communities and customs and received
national honor from the President of India. As the Director of Culture Research
Institute, a research wing of West Bengal Government, Dr. Chaudhuri could make
this institute a vibrant institution. He died in harness.
He had many more years to contribute. His death as an
irreparable loss to the Tribal Tribune.
May his soul rest in peace.
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