Tributes to
J. Desmond Clark


Although I was not fortunate enough to know Professor Clark personally, I was happy to have briefly communicated with him through written letters. I first contacted him in 1997 for some general advice on how to approach South Asian prehistory, during my M.A. days. Although I have written to other well-known scholars also, Professor Clark was the only one who always had the decency to reply, no matter how busy he happened to be. I respected him greatly for that. His words were always full of sincere encouragement. From what I have heard and read about him, that was one of his greatest qualities -- to share his knowledge and experience with the younger generation(s) of prehistorians without expecting anything in return.

-Parth R. Chauhan.