In the spring of 1928, I went to live in Calcutta, planning, with the consent of my family, to take a postgraduate course at the University. For all practical purposes, the ‘consent of the family’meant their economic support, but I should have come even without it, and tried to find a job, as I was determined to be in the political centre and take an active part. As a student, however, I was free from financial worries, besides having ample leisure and all the liberty I could wish for. I did not live at a students’ dormitory, as these had too many restrictions, but stopped with my elder brother. He would have liked me to continue with my science studies, but these would have made too great a demand on my time. Since my sole object in further study at the university was to find opportunities for doing political work, I chose law. This was the least exacting of all the post-graduate studies, demanding only two hours’ attendance at class every evening.