***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** 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 news. 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 _______________________________________________________________________ S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology, FRSC NetLab Director Department of Sociology 725 Spadina Avenue, Room 388 University of Toronto Toronto Canada M5S 2J4 twitter:barrywellman http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman fax:+1-416-978-3963 Updating history: http://chass.utoronto.ca/oldnew/cybertimes.php _______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.