An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions

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India is a country which started from scratch after attaining independence. But as years passed we grew as a country and brought about a lot of reforms which made us grow in various ways. An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions is a book which emphasises on factors which are stopping the country from reaching its pinnacle.

An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions is a compilation of two great economists thoughts about how the country s progress is being pulled back by the lack of attention paid to the poor. Although India has grown as a country and has had multiple economic reforms the quality of life is extremely poor for some. An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions focuses on the fact that a better understanding about human deprivations needs to be given.

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"India is a great success story of economic growth and poverty decline, but it remains the home of global poverty, and half of its children are profoundly malnourished. This paradox of poverty and plenty poses one of the great intellectual and moral challenges of the day. We can ask for no better guides to it than a philosopher and an activist, both distinguished economists, and both with unparalleled knowledge of India's glories and its shames."--Angus Deaton, author of The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality


"This important book provides a comprehensive and probing analysis of the Indian economy and its enormous potential. What makes this such an engaging book is that it is a deeply sympathetic and, for that very reason, a deeply critical evaluation of contemporary India. The book's combination of economics, politics, history, and law makes it a fascinating read."--Kaushik Basu, chief economist of the World Bank


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Amartya Sen is an Indian economist and author. His fields of interest are welfare economics, development economics and ethics. Sen has authored books like Puffin Classics: Boyhood Days, On Ethics And Economics 1st Edition and The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity.

Jean Dreze is an economist and author. He is a social activist and works on issues like hunger, famine, gender equality and child health. Dreze has co-authored the books Hunger and Public Action, The Political Economy of Hunger and Social Security in Developing Countries.

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