Sally Holt

Always the consummate professional Chandra maintained her integrity and high standards in everything she did – from her work to her food and sometimes both at the same time. The look of total incomprehension on her face when confronted with some sub-standard English snacks (cheese footballs) bought for a Centre on Human Rights in Conflict event was priceless – though to be fair they embodied two of her least favourite things. A brilliant academic, she was also fiercely loyal and supportive of her colleagues and students and would not hesitate to take on the powers that be in the face of whatever new nonsense they had devised to frustrate us with that day or week. We enjoyed the benefit of her great intellect, sharp wit and finely tuned bullshit detector, as well as the products of her ‘stress baking’: always delicious – but I really wish she had had less stress. Chandra was a decent, honest and generous person, a truly rare breed, and I will miss her. Chandra, just in case you were wrong about that atheism thing, I hope you are enjoying superior snacks in a celestial cocktail bar somewhere.

Sally Holt

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