Ramchandra Guha tweets he can’t join Ahmedabad University

Ramchandra Guha tweets he can’t join Ahmedabad University
Ramchandra Guha, will not be joining Ahmadabad University

AHMEDABAD: Noted historian, Ramchandra Guha, will not be joining Ahmedabad University, as a the Shrenik Lalbhai Chair professor of Humanities. He was to replace the current chair professor Howard Spodek, who is professor of history, geography and urban studies at Temple University.

 Guha’s announcement, in the form of a tweet Thursday morning, came as a jolt to the academic circles. He claimed the “circumstances” for his decision were “beyond my (Guha’s) control”. He also wished AU well. But what intrigued many was the last line in his tweet which said, “…And may the spirit of Gandhi one day come alive once more in his native Gujarat,” that send many tongues wagging.

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I shall not be joining Ahmedabad University. I wish AU well; it has fine fa… https://t.co/mnokinlA2Y

— Ramachandra Guha (@Ram_Guha) Ramachandra Guha