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Author Drèze, Jean, author.

Title An uncertain glory : India and its contradictions / Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen.

Publication Info. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    338.954 DRE    Available
Description xiii, 433 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-412) and indexes.
Contents A new India? -- Integrating growth and development -- India in comparative perspective -- Accountability and corruption -- The centrality of education -- India's health care crisis -- Poverty and social support -- The grip of inequality -- Democracy, inequality and public reasoning -- The need for impatience.
Summary 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. Maintaining rapid as well as environmentally sustainable growth remains an important and achievable goal for India. Two of India's leading economists argue that the country's main problems lie in the lack of attention paid to the essential needs of the people, especially of the poor, and often of women. In the long run, even the feasibility of high economic growth is threatened by the underdevelopment of social and physical infrastructure and the neglect of human capabilities.
Subject Economic development -- India -- History.
India -- Economic conditions -- 1947-
India -- Social conditions -- 1947-
Added Author Sen, Amartya, 1933- author.
Added Title India and its contradictions
ISBN 9780691160795

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