The Country of First Boys

Hardcover | September 15, 2015

byAmartya Sen

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Time and again Amartya Sen, one of the polymaths of our times, has stirred our thoughts and world-views through his writings and speeches. Intrigued by the questions of social justice and welfare, he argues, in this work, some of the fundamental issues-poverty, hunger, education,globalization, media and freedom of speech, injustice, inequality, exclusion, exploitation, etc. - we negotiate with in our day to day lives. With a passion and conviction masked by a gently persuasive style and characterised by an undogmatic engagement with differing points of view, Sen asserts that public policy should swing sharply towards the poor, the illiterate, and those suffering from ill health and malnourishment, and does so notjust by appealing to justice and compassion but by relying on rigorous intellectual and academic analysis. Written in non-technical and easy to understand language, this volume would open a window to the ideas of an internationally renowned Nobel laureate to a wide spectrum of readers.

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Time and again Amartya Sen, one of the polymaths of our times, has stirred our thoughts and world-views through his writings and speeches. Intrigued by the questions of social justice and welfare, he argues, in this work, some of the fundamental issues-poverty, hunger, education,globalization, media and freedom of speech, injustice, in...

Amartya Sen is Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, at Harvard University and was until 2004 the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He is also Senior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Earlier on he was Professor of Economics at Jadavpur University Calcutta, the Delhi School of Eco...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 7.68 × 5.12 × 0.01 inPublished:September 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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A Note from Amartya SenIntroduction by Gopalkrishna GandhiWhat Should Keep Us Awake at NightPoverty, War and PeaceThe Country of First BoysSharing the World: Interdependence and Global JusticeSunlight and Other Fears: The Importance of School Education as a Source of Nourishment forSpeaking of Freedom: Why Media Is Important for Economic DevelopmentHunger: Old Torments and New BlundersThe Smallness Thrust Upon UsThe Play's the ThingIndia Through Its CalendarsWhat Difference Can Tagore Make