Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha

Noted historian Ramachandra Guha came to Shillong to research on his book Savaging the Civilized; Verrier Elwin, His Tribals, and India (1999) on Dr Elwin. He recalls meeting Lila Elwin at her Shillong residence twice, once in 1997 and once in 2001. He stayed a couple of days in Shillong and meticulously went through Dr Elwin’s diary. On her demise, RAMACHANDRA GUHA talks about this extraordinary lady and her role in illustrious anthropologist’s life in this exclusive interview to TERESA REHMAN