Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Dr Moni Nag Died in Kolkata

Our CorrespondentKolkata: Dr Moni Nag, lovingly called Monida, breathed his last in Kolkata yesterday (8 December). He was suffering from several old age complications from a long time and could not return to New York where he worked for decades now.

AIDS prevention programme in Sonagachi as envisaged by Nag
Nag was a renowned anthropologist who began his career in the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata and later joined the Columbia University in 1966. He spent his formative years in the University of Calcutta and Yale.

Besides his anthropological feats Nag had dedicated his life for social work. His contribution for welfare of the sex workers of Sonagachi in Kolkata is incredible. Nag also worked with the Elmhirst Institute of Community Studies in Santiniketan.

Nag has penned a number of books on human sexuality and social impact of that. some of his key works are Sexual Behaviour and AIDS in India, Sex Workers of India, Population and Social Organisation and Factors Affecting Human Fertility in Non-industrial Societies etc. Those worked with Nag regard him as a truly inspiring character with high values.