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May 26th, 2018

From our archives: top articles on Amartya Sen

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May 26th, 2018

From our archives: top articles on Amartya Sen

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Ahead of the South Asia Centre events to be held in June 2018, here’s a look at some articles on and interviews with Amartya Sen from South Asia @ LSE archives.

LSE SAC will host Amartya Sen for three events: on June 6 he will be in conversation with Yogendra Yadav, in an event chaired by LSE Director Minouche Shafiq, for “The Urgency of Secularism”; on June 21 with Ibn Abdur Rehman, Amber Darr, Mukulika Banerjee for “Remembering Asma Jahangir (1952-2018)”; and on June 22 for a discussion following the screening of Bengal Shadows. For further event details and registration click here.

Why Amartya Sen remains the century’s great critic of capitalism Read >> 

Every major work on material inequality in the 21st century owes a debt to Sen, writes Tim Rogan.

Book Review: The Country of First Boys by Amartya Sen Read >>

In The Country of First Boys, Amartya Sen offers a collection of thirteen essays that could be read as a ‘best of’ set of his reflections on Indian society, economics, culture, policy and intellectual thought. Writing on Sen’s defence of the importance of reasoned argument and plurality, Rishita Nandagiri praises this clarion call against injustice for its accessibility, dry wit and engaging conversational style.

In conversation with Amartya Sen: Critical reflections on identity and development Read>>

In November 2015, Amartya Sen visited LSE to discuss the themes of his latest collection of essays with Nicholas Stern. Leila Nasr reports on the public conversation, which explored identity, inequality, growth and development. Listen to a podcast of Professor Amartya Sen in conversation with Professor Lord Nicholas Stern at LSE,

Modi cannot change India’s perception that it is not just a Hindu nation” – Amartya Sen Read >>

Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen discusses his views on India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the consequences of widening inequality with Joel Suss and Stuart Brown.

“India is the only country trying to become a global economic power with an uneducated and unhealthy labour force” – Amartya Sen Read >>

In November 2015, Amartya Sen spoke to Sonali Campion and Taryana Odayar about the Indian government’s approach to development, Kerala as a model for universal education and healthcare in India, and his faith in democracy.

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