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An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions released

Jul 18, 2013 14:45 IST

An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions authored by Amartya Sen & Jean Dreze   

An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions authored by Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen was released in the third week of July 2013. The book has been published by Penguin Books India.

Jean Drèze, the development economist and Amratya Sen, an economist, a philosopher and a Nobel Prize winner together have presented a far reaching analysis of the conditions of contemporary India with a compilation of the wealth of illuminating data. The book includes achievements of India since independence and the successful maintenance of the world’s largest democracy. The authors have also argued about the prevalent flaws in the development strategy of the nation. In particular, it overlooks the central role of human capabilities - both as an end in them and as a means of further progress.

About the Authors
Jean Drèze

• Jean Drèze became an Indian citizen in 2002 and has lived in India since.
• Dreze has taught at the London School of Economics and the Delhi School of Economics,
• At present he is a Visiting Professor at Allahabad University.
• He has co-authored Amartya Sen in books named Hunger and Public Action and India: Development and Participation
• He has also been a co-author of the Public Report on Basic Education in India

Amaryta Sen
• Amaryta Sen is an Indian economist and philosopher, who won Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in 1998 for making contribution to welfare economics and social choice theory.
• He is a professor at Thomas W. Lamont University
• He also is a Professor of Philosophy and Economics, at Harvard University.
• Some of the books authored by him includes
- The Argumentative Indian
- Inequality 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

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