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India is a country of great diversity. The normally used indicators of quality of life - life expectancy, infant mortality, and literacy - differ extremely between different states, similar to international disparities between low performing nations and very high achieving ones. This book of essays tries to draw lessons from the contrasting understandings within India, rather than other countries. It supplements the book India: Economic Development and Social Opportunity, compiled by the same authors, which delves on the lessons that could be learnt from international evaluations of actions, strategies, and achievements. The essays test the economic decisions of the development process completely. The first two overview essays discuss the concerns at the national level, mainly concentrating on policy deliberations and district-by-district demographic pointers. They are tailed by exhaustive case studies of three very dissimilar states: Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, and West Bengal.
About the Authors
Amartya Sen is one of the most renowned economists of the world. He was born in India. He is a Nobel Laureate who teaches as the Lamont University Professor at the prestigious Harvard University and previously at the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has also authored famous books like The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity, Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny, Poverty and Famines, The Idea of Justice, and On Ethics and Economics.
Jean Dreze is an esteemed academician and economist. He is a Visiting Professor at the Delhi School of Economics.
Sen and Dreze have co-authored An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions, India: Development and Participation, and Political Economy of Hunger: Selected Essays.
About Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press is a renowned publishing house that develops and publishes high quality textbooks, scholarly works, and academic books for school courses, bilingual dictionaries and also digital materials for both learning and teaching. It is a division of the University of Oxford. The first book was local published in the year 1912. Some of the books published under their banner are India's Ancient Past, Atkins' Physical Chemistry, Companion to Politics in India, Sociology: Themes and Perspectives and Common Mistakes at IELTS Advanced ...and How to Avoid Them.