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From growing up in Shantiniketan to winning Nobel Prize: Amartya Sen looks back at his journey

June 05, 2021 7:53 pm

In an interview with The Harvard Gazette, the economist looked back at the last nine decades and what drove him to study the underlying mechanisms of poverty and gender inequity.

Amartya to VBU: Withdraw false claim over varsity land

January 19, 2021 9:02 am

In a letter to VBU Vice-Chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty, Sen wrote, “You have heard from my lawyer...asking you to withdraw immediately your false allegation made to the news agencies that a plot of land owned by Visva-Bharati is unlawfully occupied by me."

BJP targeting educationists, trying to break universities: Mamata again defends Amartya Sen

December 28, 2020 11:39 pm

Claiming that 'attempts were being made to break the backbone and pride of Bengal', the chief minister denied she or her party had labelled people from other states as outsiders.

'Your strong voice a tremendous source of strength for me': Amartya Sen writes back to Mamata

December 28, 2020 8:04 pm

"I am very happy indeed to get your supportive letter. I am not only most touched, but also very reassured that despite the busy life you have to lead, you can find time for reassuring people under attack..." Amartya Sen wrote.

Santiniketan land registered on long-term lease: Amartya Sen

December 27, 2020 3:24 am

The Nobel laureate asserted that the Visva-Bharati land on which his house is situated is entirely on a long-term lease, which is nowhere near its expiry. "Additional land was bought by my father as freehold and registered in land records under mouja Surul," he said

BJP targets Amartya Sen again, says 'he is acting on failed CM's advice'

December 26, 2020 9:02 pm

Earlier, Visva-Bharati University administration had alleged that a dozen of the university’s plots have been incorrectly recorded and the list of unauthorized occupants included Sen.

Explained: Why is Amartya Sen's house in Santiniketan at the centre of controversy?

January 01, 2021 12:40 pm

On the campus, several plots were given to many eminent persons on 99-year lease since the time of Tagore. Sen grew up in Pratichi, the house built by his father in Santiniketan, and visits it frequently.

Amartya Sen being targeted as he isn't inclined towards BJP's ideology: Mamata Banerjee

December 25, 2020 8:39 pm

“We all salute Amartya Sen. Just because he isn’t inclined towards BJP's ideology, they’re levelling such allegations against him,” Banerjee said.

An ancient math book studied by Amartya Sen leaves netizens intrigued online

October 19, 2020 1:12 pm

From the contents of the pages, it seems to be from Līlāvatī, an ancient treatise on mathematics, written in 1150 by vedic mathematician and astronomer Bhaskaracarya.

‘Crackdown on protests shows govt’s brutal claws, leaves it open to ridicule’: Amartya Sen

March 01, 2020 7:50 am

"Young people being in the forefront of political rebellion is not uncommon. More strikingly, women's leadership, especially that of young and minority women, has been very prominent. This gives the protests much greater reach and force," Sen said.


Express Adda: Every reason to oppose any kind of censorship, says Amartya Sen

December 26, 2014 2:56 pm

Sen argues that for long-term sustainable growth, India must take care of the needs of the poor, especially women.


Politicians, Nobel Laureate hail Bose files declassification

January 23, 2016 3:31 pm

New Delhi/Kolkata, Jan 23 (ANI): Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo said he did not understand why these documents were hidden from the public for so long. He exclaimed that this is a great beginning and interesting things are coming to the forefront. He added that he is thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for carrying out declassification of files. Supporting the declassification, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed said Congress also demanded declassification of files and there is no question of being embarrassed. He also said that both Congress and Subhas Chandra Bose's aim was to free India. The party has no problem with it. Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen said that there is hardly any mystery. He added that Netaji's vision of equity and justice is badly needed in all spheres of life. Expressing interest in the files declassified by the Centre, he said it was more important to debate Netaji's life and work than his death.