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When Dharma Kumar visited Calcutta and came with me to Ranajitda’s addas, she expressed astonishment at the range of issues we managed to discuss in our evening gatherings. Even now, I feel that as academic discussions go, it would be hard to match those in the small unassuming apartment in Panditiya Road in the mid 1950s.

How do you paraphrase the marked sentence? I know what "as sb/sth goes" means, but still the overall meaning of the sentence is confusing for me. Would you help me to get the idea of the sentence? Thank You. the reference: At 23, Amartya Sen finished the work for his PhD in one year and then set up an economics department

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    nationalheraldindia.com/india/… Please link to your sources
    – James K
    Commented Aug 2, 2023 at 11:31
  • Anyway, what are addas (or what is an addas) That word isn't in the dictionary except as the proper name of one of Muhammed's slaves.
    – James K
    Commented Aug 2, 2023 at 11:32

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Here is one paraphrase

Despite my experiences since the 1950’s, I cannot remember academic discussions as varied and stimulating as those in that unassuming ….

  • Wonderful. Thank you. Commented Aug 15, 2021 at 18:11

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