The Newsletter 62 Winter 2012

Cobbled streets without traffic

Ranjini ObeyesekereGananath Obeyesekere

My first contact with IIAS was when my husband Gananath Obeyesekere was invited to Leiden for several months as a research scholar in 1997. We were given a section of a spacious though slightly run down house with a garden. My husband was annoyed at first because we had to share a communal bathroom, but we quickly realized what a luxury it was to have a large apartment with a garden – a rare commodity in a land of small living spaces.

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