India is a country of extreme economic and social diversity, and the performances of Indian states in eliminating basic deprivations are remarkably disparate. This book, a companion volume to DrA(c)ze's and Sen's India: Economic Development and Social Opportunity (OUP 1996), draws lessons from this diversity through three case studies (of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Kerala) and two national overviews that look at socio-economic policy and demographic indicators.
`This is an outstanding survey of some key differences and lessons, within India, concerning some crucial components of human development and self-esteem. The writing is clear and readily accessible to non-specialists.'
Times Higher Education Supplement
Amartya Sen: Radical Needs and Moderate Reforms
Mamta Murthi, Anne-Catherine Guio, and Jean Drèze: Mortality, Fertility, and Gender Bias in India
Jean Drèze and Haris Gazdar: Uttar Pradesh: The Burden of Inertia
Sunil Sengupta and Haris Gazdar: Agrarian Politics and Rural Development in West Bengal
V. K. Ramachandran: Kerala's Development Achievements
Series: Unu/Wider Studies in Development Economics
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st June 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.67