“An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradiction” – A book by Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen released
In their book “An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradiction”, Amratya Sen along with Jean Drèze, have presented a view of the conditions of contemporary India with a collection of the wealth of revealing data. The book presents the booming maintenance of the world’s largest democracy and achievements of India since independence. They have also discussed about the prevalent flaws in the development strategy of the nation. Major focus is over the role of human capabilities as an end in them and as a means of further progress.
About the Authors
- An Indian citizen since 2002 and lives in India since then
- Taught at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the Delhi School of Economics (DSE).
- Currently a visiting Professor at Allahabad University.
- Co-authored Amartya Sen in books named “Hunger and Public Action” and “India: Development and Participation”
- Co-author of the Public Report on Basic Education in India
- An Indian economist and philosopher
- Wn Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in 1998 for making contribution to welfare economics and social choice theory
- A professor at Thomas W. Lamont University
- A Professor of Philosophy and Economics, at Harvard University.
- Some of the books authored by him include:
- The Argumentative IndianInequality reexamined
The Idea of Justice
Poverty and Famines
Commodities and Capabilities
Hunger and Republic Action
Development as Freedom
Choice, Welfare and Measurement
Rationality and Freedom
Identity and Violence the illusion of Destiny
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2013