ONE WOULD NOT WANT TO LIVE UNDER ANY SHADOW OTHER THAN THAT OF A LOVED TEACHER.

Of such importance was the presence of Dr. Eunice de Souza at St. Xavier’s College, who passed away on Saturday, 29th July.

What tribute can suffice for this beloved mentor of more than a generation of students, teachers and writers! In her, India has lost one of the best writers of her generation. She was a poet, novelist, leading critic and anthologist of the 19th and 20th Century.

Dr. Eunice, as a member of St. Xavier’s graced the college with her presence, knowledge and inspiration for a period of 30 years, contributing tremendously to the field of English Literature, serving as the Head of the Department and founding the annual English department literary and theatre festival ‘Ithaka.’ Apart from that, she has been a well known columnist and writer for children.

Her notable works include ‘Fix’ (1979), ‘Women in Dutch Painting’ (1988), ’Ways of Belonging’ (1990), ‘Selected and New Poems’ (1994), ‘A Necklace of Skulls’(2009) and ‘Learn from the Almond Leaf’ (2016). 

We suffer the loss of a significant personality who wrote  stupendously on themes such as womens resistance, love, religion, loss and death.

SHE WAS A LIGHT UNTO OTHERS. MAY THE PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HER AND MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE!

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