Amartya Sen
People  /  Published 25.01.22

Making Sen-se of why it would be hard to leave out King Lear

It appears that Lear is already on his way towards that stage. Not long after the Fool’s prophecy, we see a kneeling Lear (Act 3, Scene 4) talking about the plight of the “naked wretches&r...
By Ananda Kamal Sen

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.21

Assessing economic progress

How does one judge if there has been economic ‘progress’ in a country? I was once in a conference where the then managing director of the International Monetary Fund, a well-known economis...
By Prabhat Patnaik

People  /  Published 03.11.21

Amartya Sen and the tale of an unusual student

Suman Ghosh is a professor of economics and a National Award-winning filmmaker. He made the documentary Amartya Sen: A Life Reexamined, which later evolved into The Argumentative Indian. ...
By Suman Ghosh

People  /  Published 20.09.21

How many Nobel laureates can you count?

Abhijit was also very close to Nabaneeta Dev Sen. The celebrated writer and Nandana’s mother was always “Mashi” to the 60-year-old Nobel laureate and he has always been “Jhimad...
By My Kolkata

Books  /  Published 17.09.21

A citizen of the world

The book is replete with instances of his unusual ability to put together apparently disparate elements of knowledge necessary for an integrated understanding, which constitutes ‘wisdom’. For inst...
By Suman Ghosh


Opinion  /  Published 01.09.21

The Age of Dissatisfaction

Karl Marx continues to be debated for his critique of capitalism. One of his important critiques, alongside that of growing inequalities under capitalism, was of the growing sense of alienation. His e...
By Ajay Gudavarthy

People  /  Published 25.08.21

Mere tolerance not enough: Amartya Sen

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen’s new book, Home in the World: A Memoir, was launched in Kolkata on Saturday. The programme was organised by Bengal Club as part of its Virtual Library Talk series, i...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.08.21

Evaluation the last thing: Amartya Sen

Creating the right atmosphere for learning and acquiring knowledge come first and evaluation comes only in the end, said Nobel laureate Amartya Sen while addressing teachers, students, social workers ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 16.08.21

Democracy and the Argumentative Indian

"Just consider how terrible the day of your death will be./ Others will go on speaking, and you will not be able to argue back.” Amartya Sen quotes Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s poem to demons...
By Faisal C.K

Opinion  /  Published 24.07.21

Poignant pictures by Derry Moore

It is well known that Bill Clinton likes spicy Indian food, especially “butter chicken, sheekh kebab and Malabar fish curry”. Now there is further confirmation in Downing Street ...
By Amit Roy


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