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In Memoriam

The Shiv Nadar University mourns the loss of some of our dear colleagues and friends. These faculty members have been the foundation on which this university has been built. Their loss will be deeply felt, even as they continue to live on in the legacy they leave behind through their work and their students. The university remembers these amazing personalities as forever woven into the fabric of the university’s history and its future.   

Aniket Jaaware was one of the foremost intellectuals in the country and a much loved teacher of English Literature. His teaching interests were broad ranging. Former students in Pune University still discuss his legendary classes on Hamlet and Paradise Lost. At SNU, he moved effortlessly between courses on poetry, science fiction and fantasy literature. The novels of J. R. R. Tolkein remained a life long interest and he’d pasted what he claimed was a fragment of the Elvish script on his office door! Aniket combined the qualities that made him a beloved and highly respected teacher throughout his life with the stamina, scholarly rigor and conceptual daring characteristic of researchers of the highest quality. His 2001 book Simplifications was a cutting edge enterprise that showed generations of Indian students and scholars how the great conceptual breakthroughs of Saussure, Foucault, Lacan and Derrida could transform and rejuvenate their thinking. Moreover, Aniket shared with some of the best scholars to come out of India, a quality that is quite rare in the rest of the world. He was as familiar with the details and nuances of his native (Marathi) literary culture as with the
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