The Argumentative Indian
Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity
By (author) Amartya K. Sen
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Argumentative Indian by Amartya K. Sen
Book DescriptionFrom Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen, "The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian Culture, History and Identity" brings together an illuminating selection of writings on contemporary India. India is an immensely diverse country with many distinct pursuits, vastly different convictions, widely divergent customs and a veritable feast of viewpoints. Out of these conflicting views spring a rich tradition of skeptical argument and cultural achievement which is critically important, argues Amartya Sen, for the success of India's democracy, the defence of its secular politics, the removal of inequalities related to class, caste, gender and community, and the pursuit of sub-continental peace. "Profound and stimulating ...the product of a great mind at the peak of its power". (William Dalrymple, "Sunday Times"). "One of the most influential public thinkers of our times...This is a book that needed to have been written...It would be no surprise if it were to become as defining and as influential as work as Edward Said's Orientalism". (Soumya Bhattacharya, "Observer"). "The winner of the 1998 Nobel prize in economics is a star in India ...he deserves the recognition ...shows that the argumentative gene is not just a part of India's make-up that can easily be wished away". ("The Economist"). Amartya Sen is Lamont University Professor at Harvard. He won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 and was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge 1998-2004. His most recent books are "The Idea of Justice", "Identity and Violence" and "Development as Freedom". His books have been translated into thirty languages.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141012117
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A fresh and idiomatic translation of the Nobel Laureate's enchanting memoir of his childhood, this volume forms an ideal introduction to the work of Rabindranath Tagore, one of India's most acclaimed poets and thinkers.
Markets, Money and Capital, Paperback (March 2011)
This book examines John Hicks's intellectual heritage and discusses how his ideas suggest a distinct approach to economic theory and policy making.
Idea of Justice, Paperback (July 2010)
Is justice an ideal, for ever beyond our grasp, or something that may actually guide our practical decisions and enhance our lives? This book offers a fresh approach to mainstream theories of justice. It shows how the principles of justice in the modern world must avoid parochialism and address vital questions of global injustice.
Tacit Dimension, Paperback (June 2009)» View all books by Amartya K. Sen
Suitable for students and scholars, this title challenges the assumption that skepticism, rather than established belief, lies at the heart of scientific discovery.
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Author Biography - Amartya K. Sen
Amartya Sen is one of the world's leading public intellectuals. He is Professor of Economics and Professor of Philosophy at Harvard. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, from 1998 to 2004, and won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998. His many celebrated books include Development as Freedom (1999), The Argumentative Indian (2005) and The Idea of Justice (2010). They have been translated into more than 30 languages.
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