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Author: Sukhamoy Chakravarty
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195647165
This collection introduced by Professor Rakshit, consists of the most important writings on development theory and development economics. In these essays, Professor Chakravarty's critical evaluation of major traditions of theorizing serves as a basis for analyzing actual developmental issues in the third world.
Mihir Rakshit's introductory essay traces the roots of development economics, discusses various strands in the literature and highlights Professor Chakravarty's contribution to it.
Sukhamoy Chakravarty was India's foremost economist in matter of macroeconomic planning and policy. At the time of his death, he was Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, Planning Commission, New Delhi.
Mihir Rakshit is Honorary Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta and Director, Research Project on Money and Finance in India.
This book is a collector's item.. It is focussed .. And also has an erudite introduction.
- - Business Standard
For anyone interested in development issues this volume constitutes a treasure to possess.
- - The Hindu
From this volume, it is evident that Sukhamoy Chakravarty had the gift for concise exposition of complex ideas ... it is a faithful mirror in which all development analysts should view themselves.. This collection offers significant food for thought.
- - Indian Express