Amartya Sen

In his most recent book Identity and Violence, amartya Sen describes himself as: an Asian, an Indian citizen, a Bengali with Bangladeshi ancestry, an American or British resident, an economist, a dabbler in philosophy, an author, a Sanskritist, a strong believer in secularism and democracy, a man, a feminist, a heterosexual, a defender of gay and lesbian rights, a Hindu with a nonreligious lifestyle, a non-Brahmin, and a nonbeliever in an afterlife.

Amartya Sen, previously the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and now a professor of economics and philosophy at Harvard, is also the first Indian, indeed Asian,...

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