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The Resource Home in the world : a memoir, Amartya Sen

Home in the world : a memoir, Amartya Sen

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Home in the world : a memoir
Title
Home in the world
Title remainder
a memoir
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Amartya Sen
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eng
Summary
Where is 'home'? For Amartya Sen home has been many places - Dhaka in modern Bangladesh where he grew up, the village of Santiniketan where he was raised by his grandparents as much as by his parents, Calcutta where he first studied economics and was active in student movements, and Trinity College, Cambridge, to which he came aged nineteen. Sen brilliantly recreates the atmosphere in each of these. Central to his formation was the intellectually liberating school in Santiniketan founded by Rabindranath Tagore (who gave him his name Amartya) and enticing conversations in the famous Coffee House on College Street in Calcutta. As an undergraduate at Cambridge, he engaged with many of the leading figures of the day. This is a book of ideas - especially Marx, Keynes and Arrow - as much as of people and places. In one memorable chapter, Sen evokes 'the rivers of Bengal' along which he travelled with his parents between Dhaka and their ancestral villages. The historic culture of Bengal is wonderfully explored, as is the political inflaming of Hindu-Muslim hostility and the resistance to it. In 1943, Sen witnessed the Bengal famine and its disastrous development. Some of Sen's family were imprisoned for their opposition to British rule: not surprisingly, the relationship between Britain and India is another main theme of the book. Forty-five years after he first arrived at 'the Gates of Trinity', one of Britain's greatest intellectual foundations, Sen became its Master. --
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1933-
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Sen, Amartya
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Sen, Amartya
  • Sen, Amartya
  • Economists
  • Philosophers
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Home in the world : a memoir, Amartya Sen
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1193126539
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
480 pages
Isbn
9781846144868
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1193126539
Label
Home in the world : a memoir, Amartya Sen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1193126539
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
480 pages
Isbn
9781846144868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1193126539

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