COVER STORY

06-11-1998

Nobel for a great economist

Briefing

Amartya Sen

Nobel Prize for a great economist

V.K. RAMACHANDRAN Cover Story
Amartya Sen receives a Nobel Prize that is long overdue - for his contributions to welfare economics and, among other things, for restoring "an ethical dimension to the discussion of vital economic problems". (Published in the issue dated November 6, 1998.)

Joyous in Santiniketan

The award of the Nobel Prize for Amartya Sen has made it a proud moment for his aged mother and for Santiniketan, where he was born and spent ...

Covering Amartya Sen

Cover Story
As early as 1986, Frontline carried a Cover Story on the economics of Amartya Sen (November 29-December 12, 1986). The feature, which was ...

'Economics is about understanding better the nature of the world in which we live'

Cover Story
In his longest and most wide-ranging interview in several years, Amartya Sen speaks about his current research, the influences on his ...

An absorbing narrative

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A diplomat for all seasons

Arthur Lall, 1911-1998. CERTAIN personal qualities, apart from a keen intellect and a ready wit, are essential for success in a ...

A teacher and a writer

ARTHUR SAMUEL LALL settled in Manhattan at the end of his diplomatic career and taught international relations at the Columbia ...

A Maoist revolutionary

KALYAN CHAUDHURI THE death of Nagabhushanam Patnaik, the Maoist revolutionary, occurred on October 9, three days after two major ...

Beyond the numbers

Although India has a high number of HIV-infected persons, the relatively low rate of HIV transmission leaves enough room to plan and fund ...

Donating lives

Heart transplantation can hold out hope for a large number of patients in India but a smooth donor mechanism will need to be put in place and ...

Constraints on a scientific project

LYLA BAVADAM in Mumbai Science & Technology
The National Centre for Radio Astrophysics has finally signed with Iridium an agreement that will provide some protection to its Giant Metre ...

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JAYATI GHOSH Columns
In terms of both financial and real economic variables, deflationary pressures are today stronger than they have been at any time since ...

Coping with the markets

Unit Trust of India, which has played a major role by trying to protect the stock markets from a free fall in the past few years, now faces a ...

Joyous in Santiniketan

The award of the Nobel Prize for Amartya Sen has made it a proud moment for his aged mother and for Santiniketan, where he was born and spent ...

Covering Amartya Sen

Cover Story
As early as 1986, Frontline carried a Cover Story on the economics of Amartya Sen (November 29-December 12, 1986). The feature, which was ...

'Economics is about understanding better the nature of the world in which we live'

Cover Story
In his longest and most wide-ranging interview in several years, Amartya Sen speaks about his current research, the influences on his ...

Universal acclaim

FRONTLINE BUREAUS Cover Story
Political leaders and intellectuals join in the celebration of the award for Amartya Sen. "HE'S one of us. Last year's award was ...

Triumph of humanist reason

PRAFUL BIDWAI Cover Story
SUCCESS always wins admirers. So the award of the Nobel Prize to Amartya Sen was bound to draw unprecedented encomiums even from the ...

Marking a change

SYLVIA NASAR Cover Story
AMARTYA SEN has won the Nobel Prize for his work on human rights, poverty and inequality that has changed the way governments deal with ...

Recalling his brilliant lectures: Prabhat Patnaik

Cover Story
I am delighted that the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics has been awarded to Professor Amartya Sen, that even the Nobel committee has finally ...

Amartya took his concern for society forward: K. N. Raj

Cover Story
AMARTYA SEN once wrote to me in reply to my response to his book Poverty and Famine: "I have never had the illusion that I was saying something ...

A tribute to his dedication:Ashok Mitra

Cover Story
IT is an extremely pleasing moment that a friend like Amartya Sen has received what is still considered to be the topmost award for a ...

Coping with the markets

Unit Trust of India, which has played a major role by trying to protect the stock markets from a free fall in the past few years, now faces a ...

A teacher and a writer

ARTHUR SAMUEL LALL settled in Manhattan at the end of his diplomatic career and taught international relations at the Columbia ...

A Maoist revolutionary

KALYAN CHAUDHURI THE death of Nagabhushanam Patnaik, the Maoist revolutionary, occurred on October 9, three days after two major ...

Beyond the numbers

Although India has a high number of HIV-infected persons, the relatively low rate of HIV transmission leaves enough room to plan and fund ...

Donating lives

Heart transplantation can hold out hope for a large number of patients in India but a smooth donor mechanism will need to be put in place and ...

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'It was an attack on Dalit-Muslim unity'

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Interview with K. Krishnasamy. K. Krishnasamy, 44, a Coimbatore-based cardiologist, gave up practice to fight for the cause of Dalits and ...