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Amartya Sen: A Prologue to Greatness

From his ancestral home in Dhaka to the Bengal famine to Tagore’s tutelage at Santiniketan. Amartya Sen in his memoirs relives his formative years with wit and wisdom

Home in the World
Allen Lane
480 pages | ₹ 899

Amartya Sen reading in the garden of Santiniketan, c 1964 (Photos courtesy: Amartya Sen)