Chakravorty, an mental bilingual not simply in Bengali and English, but additionally in excessive and standard tradition, made profound connections in his readings of texts, tastes and applied sciences. He contaminated college students and friends with incurable knowledgitis: the sheer pleasure of realizing. In a 2016 essay on his beloved Christopher Marlowe‘s c. 1592 English play, Physician Faustus, and Bharata’s 2nd c BC-2nd c AD Sanskrit treatise on performing arts, Natyasastra, he wrote of ‘a second of determination after a dispute within the thoughts’ – a course of Renaissance rhetoricians known as ‘addubitation’. In his celebration of information, ‘Swapanda’ epitomised this ‘verbal chain that entails doubt, together with self-doubt, and its decision’. His passing leaves the world a bit much less sensible, and rather a lot much less enthusiastic about pursuing knowledge with the joys of a boy.