Honouring Papiya


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President of India

A. P.J. Abdul Kalam

Rashtrapati Bhavan
New Delhi- 110004
3 January 2007

Dear Ms. Kumar,

I would like to thank you for giving me the book "Partition and The South Asian Diaspora" written by Prof. Papiya Ghosh. I have found the book to be an in-depth study of real life cases of the people of Indian subcontinent who were affected by the partition and many of whom have now spread to other countries and continents. Prof. Ghosh has brought to bear the force of her intellect on this unique and interesting subject which would prove to be of great value to all those interested in the subject of the South Asian Diaspora. It is unfortunate that Prof. Ghosh is not with us to see the fruit of her efforts in writing this book.

With regards,


Yours sincerely,
(A. P. J. Abdul Kalam)

Ms. Tuk Tuk Kumar
Principal Secretary to the Hon'ble Speaker,
Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha Secretariat, Parliament House
New Delhi-110 001


Department of History , Patna University


Tel.: 0612-2300320

Department of History, Patna University, Patna

This meeting of the Teachers, students and employees of the Post Graduate Department of History and Department of History, Patna College, Patna University expresses its deep shock and profound sense of sorrow over the ghastly killing of Professor Papiya Ghosh, a sincere teacher devoted academician and dedicated researcher in the night of 2nd December 2006. This meeting also resolves that the University should immediately take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of the Teachers, students and employees and impress upon the State Government the urgency of taking all required efforts to bring culprits to task. All of us present in this meeting pray to God and fervently wish that her soul may rest in peace and the members of the bereaved family find enough courage and strength to bear this great loss.

It is further resolved that a copy of this condolence resolution be sent to Ms TukTuk Ghosh, I.A.S sister of Prof. Papiya Ghosh.


Head of the Dept. of History
Patna University

Hindu College, University of Delhi


Off. : 2766 7184
Phones: 2766 6718
Resi. : 2766 7028
Fax : 2766 7809
E-mail : hinducol@del3.vsnl.net.in www.hinducollege.org

Dear Tuk-tuk,

Dr. Papiya Ghosh who passed away recently under tragic circumstances was (along with her sister Tuttuk) a student of History from our College. She was a brilliant student and teacher, who chose not to work here but go back to her roots in Patna to teach in the Women's College. She later moved to the Department of History in the Patna University. She had published a large number of papers and obtained post-doctoral degree also.

A condolence meeting was held in Hindu College on Monday the 4lh December, 2006.

Dr. Papiya was a very warm and affectionate person as well as a excellent student and teacher. Her passing away is a loss to the teaching fraternity of India and to the Alumni fraternity of Hindu College.

We convey our sincere and heartfelt condolence to the bereaved sister.

May God give you the strength to bear with courage this great loss. Our prayers are with you. May her soul rest in peace.


Yours sincerely,
(Dr. Kavita A. Sharma)

Dr. Tuk-tuk Kumar nee Ghosh
D-69, Saket, New Delhi-110017
Ph: - 26855328 26850062.


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