UPEI saddened by the passing of Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Dr. Satadal Dasgupta

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The entire UPEI community is saddened by the death of Dr. Satadal Dasgupta, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, who passed away on May 27, 2018 in Halifax, NS. Flags on campus will be lowered to half-mast in his honour.

The depth and the enduring impact of Dr. Satadal Dasgupta's career at the University of Prince Edward Island are difficult to match.

“Dr. Dasgupta shaped the Sociology and Anthropology department,” said Dean of Arts Neb Kujundzic. “During his accomplished and extremely influential presence in the Department and the Faculty of Arts, Dr. Dasgupta touched the lives of countless students, colleagues, and friends. He has left a huge legacy and was a huge source of inspiration at UPEI.”

A past chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Dr. Dasgupta also was past president of the Association of Retired UPEI Employees and past chair of the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation. While highly regarded as a teacher and mentor to his students, Dr. Dasgupta was equally respected as a researcher and collaborator with colleagues. His research interests included peasant and rural societies; community; kinship and social organization; South Asia; social and cultural change.

UPEI extends condolences to his wife Krishna; children Kaberi, Mohua, and Keya; and six grandsons. His life will be celebrated on Saturday, June 1 at 2 pm at JA Snow Funeral Home in Halifax, NS with a second memorial service to take place in Charlottetown in July.

Read Dr. Dasgupta's obituary


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