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Profile: Amartya Sen

The Nobel Prize winning economist and philosopher is world famous – and deserves more recognition in his own country

Profile: Amartya Sen

The Nobel Prize winning economist and philosopher is world famous – and deserves more recognition in his own country

Profile: Amartya Sen

The Nobel Prize winning economist and philosopher is world famous – and deserves more recognition in his own country

Profile: Amartya Sen

The Nobel Prize winning economist and philosopher is world famous – and deserves more recognition in his own country

At the age of 87, one of India’s leading thinkers has published a memoir of his early life.

But with his pluralistic and secular philosophy, Amartya Sen is out of place in Narendra Modi’s India.

Sen’s new memoir, Home in the World, lends a personal touch to his ideas about diversity and democracy. He is a truly global citizen, whose breadth of vision combines with personal experience of much of India’s twentieth-century history.

Yet Indian children today are not encouraged to learn about one of their country’s greatest thinkers. Having criticised the BJP government, Amartya Sen is no longer celebrated in him homeland, despite the respect he enjoys in the rest of the world.

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