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Economist & writer

Date & Time

Saturday Sat, 15 Feb 2020



Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

Post 1947, while there were many painful issues like the injured and traumatised refugees who came in from the new nation of Pakistan, there was also the urgent need to transform India s economy, from being a provider for the colonial masters, to an economy designed to address the critical and very challenging issues of unemployment, poverty and deprivation that India faced.

The lecture will present some of the debates of that time, point to  the  preeminence of Gandhi inspired institutions and programs, and move on to address the total change that has replaced these foundations, from the turn of the century- the 1990 s in political and economic philosophy.



Devaki Jain

Economist & writer

Devaki Jain is an Honorary Fellow of St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, from where she had graduated in 1963. She was a lecturer in Economics in Delhi University from 1963- 69. She moved on from teaching to full time research and publication as the director of Institute of Social Studies Trust. She has been a visiting fellow at Harvard,  Boston,  Sussex, and Oxford University.

She was awarded the  Padma Bhushan by the President of India in the Honours List of 2006 and an honorary doctorate from the University of Westville, Durban, South Africa. She has published more than 15 books related to ‘Development with Women’ and more than 100 published papers on the same issue.