My Teacher

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When I joined Banaras Hindu University in my first year of college, my seniors told me about a certain teacher who was different from all others and that she would be teaching us Dickens’ Oliver Twist. Then, on a Friday evening, we had a class scheduled with her. Indeed, she was the most different teacher. Clad in the simplest Indian attire and spectacles, carrying a bunch of books in her hand, here was Senior Lecturer Mita Roy Choudhury standing before us. This was the same classroom where decades ago, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan had delivered a lecture to the undergraduate female students of Banaras Hindu University. I did not know then that this day would become the beginning of an association for years to come with Mita Di.

A pure scholarly academician with an intense passion for knowledge, an amazing personality, matchless oratory, deep love for each student and above everything…

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  1. I’m glad to know that you were in BHU. I was also there in 1976-79. You have shared a good memoir. Thank you. I had also written “Memorable Teachers” on 5th September.

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