An academic cosmopolitan

Amartya Sen’s places of learning
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October 2021, no. 436
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Home in the World: A memoir by Amartya Sen

Allen Lane, $55 hb, 479 pp

An academic cosmopolitan

Amartya Sen’s places of learning
by
October 2021, no. 436
The Indian economist and philosopher Amartya Sen (Agence Opale/Alamy)
The Indian economist and philosopher Amartya Sen (Agence Opale/Alamy)

By any measure, Amartya Sen’s academic career has been a glittering one. A professor of economics at Harvard University for more than three decades, Sen has also held appointments at Cambridge University, Oxford University, the Delhi School of Economics, and Jadavpur University. In 1998, he was awarded a Nobel Prize for his contribution to welfare economics, including work on social choice, welfare measurement, and poverty. The same year, he was appointed as the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge (the first Asian head of an Oxbridge college). He has also written extensively on economics, philosophy, and Indian society and culture.

Varun Ghosh reviews 'Home in the World: A memoir' by Amartya Sen

Home in the World: A memoir

by Amartya Sen

Allen Lane, $55 hb, 479 pp

Buy this book

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