The University of Hyderabad experienced a loss today as its well-respected and prolific academic, Tutun Mukherjee, recently died. Born on November 17, 1952, earned a BA \u2013 Honours from Patna University in 1974 and MA English from the same University. Five years later, she did her MPhil at Osmania University and received her PhD from there as well.\n\n\n\nAfter teaching at OU, she joined HCU as a Professor of Comparative Literature. She was the head of the Centre for Women\u2019s Studies and Theatre. Here specific research interests include Literatures of world literature, comparative literature, women\u2019 writing, translation, theatre, and film studies. Here academic publishing repertoire includes articles in prestigious journals. Some of these articles include How Fares the Well? A Study of the Interstices of the Welfare State: Bharati Sarabhai\u2019s The Well of the People (1943), Mahawsweta Devi\u2019s Jal\/ Water (1976), and Vinodini Daaham\/Thirst (2005) and Sites of Desire: Chandrapore, Mayapore, Jummarpur: Race, Sex and Law in Colonial India.\u201d \n\n\n\nBefore she retired in late 2016, she also supervised many budding student scholars who went onto earn their PhD from the prestigious institution.