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  • An Uncertain Gloryby Drè; Jean ze; Amartya Sen

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    When India became independent in 1947 after two centuries of colonial rule, it immediately adopted a firmly democratic political system, with multiple parties, freedom of speech, and extensive political rights. The famines of the British era disappeared, and steady economic growth replaced the economic stagnation of the Raj. The growth of the Indian... more...

  • Tanner Lectures in Human Valuesby Amartya Sen

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 28.00

    Amartya Sen argues that "the standard of living" has been poorly understood and narrowly defined; it is not just a function of opulence, and cannot be seen as utility. It is, he suggests, the "capabilities" offered in states of affairs. In his comments, Bernard Williams considers the conceptual connections among Sen's capabilities,... more...

  • AIDS Sutraby Amartya Sen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.95

    In this groundbreaking anthology, sixteen renowned writers tell the hidden story of the AIDS crisis, illuminating the complex nature of one of the major problems facing the developing world. India is home to almost 3 million HIV cases, but AIDS is still stigmatized and shrouded in denial. Discrimination against HIV-affected individuals in hospitals,... more...

  • The Idea of Justiceby Amartya Sen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 20.78

    Is justice an ideal, forever beyond our grasp, or something that may actually guide our practical decisions and enhance our lives? In this wide-ranging book, Amartya Sen presents an alternative approach to mainstream theories of justice which, despite their many specific achievements have taken us, he argues, in the wrong direction in general. ... more...

  • The Argumentative Indianby Amartya Sen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 17.58

    India is a very diverse country with many distinct pursuits, vastly different convictions, widely divergent customs, and a veritable feast of viewpoints. The Argumentative Indian brings together an illuminating selection of writings from Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen that outline the need to understand contemporary India in the light of... more...

  • The Argumentative Indianby Amartya Sen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 18.99

    A Nobel Laureate offers a dazzling new book about his native country India is a country with many distinct traditions, widely divergent customs, vastly different convictions, and a veritable feast of viewpoints. In The Argumentative Indian , Amartya Sen draws on a lifetime study of his country?s history and culture to suggest the ways we must understand... more...

  • A Wish a Day for a Weekby Amartya Sen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    In this sparkling, witty and impassioned essay ? delivered as the keynote lecture at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2014 ? Amartya Sen meets the Goddess of Medium Things who promises him seven wishes, one for each day of the week. As he spars with the goddess who is often bemused by his demands, Sen writes of the seven changes he thinks India needs... more...

  • Development as Freedomby Amartya Sen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    The New York Times "A new approach . . . refreshing, thoughtful, and human. Sen's optimism and no-nonsense proposals leave one feeling that perhaps there is a solution." -- Business Week "The . . . perspective that Mr. Sen describes and advocates has great attractions.Chief among them is that, by cutting through the sterile debate for or against... more...

  • Utilitarianism and Beyondby Amartya Sen; Bernard Williams

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 48.00

    Utilitarianism considered both as a theory of personal morality and a theory of public choice. more...

  • The Political Economy of Hunger, 3by Jean Drze; Amartya Sen

    Clarendon Press 1991; US$ 205.99

    WIDERThe World Institute for Development Economics Research, established in 1984, started work in Helsinki in 1985, with the financial support of the Government of Finland. The principal purpose of the Institute is to help identify and meet the need for policy-oriented socio-economic research on pressing global and development problems and their inter-relationships.... more...