March 2006

Leo Rose

LEO ROSE 1926-2005

Professor Leo Rose, distinguished scholar of South Asian studies and long-time editor of Asian Survey, passed away on September 11, 2005. Many friends and colleagues have expressed their wish to pay tribute to Leo, but scattered around the country (and indeed the globe), bringing them together for a traditional memorial event would be difficult. Thus we have created an online memorial to the life and work of Leo Rose, with tributes from individuals who wish to remember him.

We welcome additional contributions. They should be sent by email to Martin Backstrom at the Institute of East Asian Studies ( for posting.

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