Author: Mark LindleyForeword/Introductio: Amlan DuttaPublisher: Popular PrakashanYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 224ISBN/UPC (if available): 8179912809
In this fine analytical study of the work of J C Kumarappa, Mark Lindley rehabilitates a forgotten pioneer and shows the vital relevance of his ideas on current debates in ecological and development economics. Written in elegant prose, this book deserves a wider audience within the academy and beyond.This book introduces us to the world of a highly sophisticated economist from whom present-day economists of the non-European regions have much to learn. Kumarappa’s view of the transformation of the Indian economy under the British…included a critique of the way in which orthodox Western economic theory abstracts an allegedly natural, impersonal market from all manner of social and political as well as ecological aspects of human life. Mark Lindley not only tells a fascinating story of an almost forgotten Gandhian economist but also recounts the history of economics in light of the quest for justice and sustainabilityAbout the book, Ramchandra Guha, Author and Columnist Writes:: A most interesting and unusual man.
Foreword by Amlan DattaAuthor’s AcknowledgementsTwo Portraits of KumarappaAuthor’s IntroductionBIOGRAPHICAL CHAPTERS1. Before Meeting Gandhi2. Working with Gandhi3. The Last DecadesSUPPLEMENTARY SECTIONS1. Some Theoretical Background2. Some of Gandhi’s Views3. Some Broad Comparisons4. Some Examples of Later Developments5. ReflectionsAPPENDIX 1- APPENDIX 2WORKS CITEDINDEX