Mike Fischer’s dedication

Our friend, Michael Fischer, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities (Anthropology and STS) at M.I.T, published an essay, ‘Urban Mahabharata: Health Care, Ordinary, Traditional, and Contemporary Ethics’ (Medical Anthropology Theory, 2016), which carries this dedication:

In memoriam, N. Sunder Rajan,
who strove to keep the state honest
and loved life (b. 1944 Pondicherry –
d. 2014 Chennai)

Few things said about Sunder have been more concise, or more eloquent and true, than these words of Mike’s.