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Dear Colleagues,

I've just learned that our esteemed colleague, Prof. Suraj Bandyopadhyay 
of the Indian Statistical Institute (Calcutta) passed away last September.

His student Dr. Suchismita Roy <[log in to unmask]> has given me the 

Dr. Roy is looking for a postdoctoral position. I have suggested that he 
write a note to this list, detailing his abilities and interests.

Suraj himself was a wonderful person and scholar. I benefited greatly from 
our work together at the ISI and afterwards. He wasn't as well known as 
he should have been, given the difficulties of getting financial support 
to travel from Calcutta.

Here is a very incomplete summary of his work:

Bandyopadhyay, Suraj, and Donald van Eschen. "An Extended Summary of the 
Conditions of Rural Progress in India." Calcutta: Indian Statistical 
Institute, 1981.

Villager Failure to Co-Operate: Some Evidence from West Bengal, 
India." In Who Shares? Co-Operatives and Rural Development, 112-45. Delhi: 
Oxford University Press, 1988.

Bandyopadhyay, Suraj, and A.R. Rao. "Social Networks Analysis of Survival 
Strategy of the Rural Poor: A Case Study in the Context of Decetrnalised 
Planning." In Seminar on Decentralization and Devolution of Planning 
Process. Calcutta, 1998.

Chatterjee, A.K., A.R. Rao, and Suraj Bandyopadhyay. "Relative Importance 
of Different Factors for Boundary of Reciprocity." Calcutta: Indian 
Statistical Institute, 1991.

  Barry Wellman

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