Cobbled streets without traffic
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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