The real connection between Bihar and my sister, Papiya, has puzzled many who knew her socially and professionally…
I believe Papiya should matter to Bihar- at least now- as Bihar did to Papiya in her short well-lived life.
Papiya, and professional, dedicated, single women like her who have the resilience and spirit to stand up for their principles and values and who struggle in not very congenial surroundings to leave their imprint and sterling contributions , must not have the State turn its back on them.
Papiya worked in and for Bihar. Papiya’s life was taken in Bihar.
Only a resurgent Bihar can undo this most grievous injustice..
I look forward to that!
Dr. TUKTUK GHOSH, Papiya’s youngest sister and soulmate for all times.
( Excerpts from , Bihar and Papiya, in “Resurrection of the State- A Saga of Bihar: Essays in Memory of Papiya Ghosh” , 2013).