Jean Dreze is a meticulous researcher and writes passionately. His knowledge of various aspects of the Indian economy merges well with his understanding of societal demands and the trials and tribulations of ordinary people. This enables him to provide sound economic analysis and write with conviction and sobriety. This collection of essays is instructive and provides an insight to the real India, warts and all, rather than the trumped up image that politicians conjure to provide for their political ends.
A humble, down to earth and brilliant economist. Talks about the burning issues such as hunger, famine which are still prevalent in 'modern' India; talks about our invalid perception of equality and how we think we 'deserve' more than those who work as koilawala or construction worker. Discusses many aspects of the Govt. policies. He is a known figure who is working a lot for PDS and NREGA. Instagram: perfect_zoltar (where I talk about many books).
An excellent work. The total involvement of Prof.Jean Dreze is manifested in every piece of essay. Do hope that the dedicated research & action will encourage many to emulate him. I'm deeply indebted to him for the valuable findings and also his incisive analysis,comments & suggestions.
A thoroughly researched book. The simplification of facts without too much generalization keep the reader engrossed. The book is the mirror of the present social scenario of the negected class. Highly recommended for any social scientist.
Talks about the importance of fieldwork in economics. The need for policies to be grounded and powerfully argues for an economic alternative. A must read book about what holds back India from reaching its promise.