Publisher:Three Essays Collective – Delhi
About the Book
Utsa Patnaik’s book is as much a comment on the state of economist as a discipline today, as on the economic policies that are ruining the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in the Third World. The unifying theme of her essays is the impact of the Third World of the new imperialism in the present era, which takes the form of deflationary neo-liberal ‘economic reforms’, a thrust towards free trade and subservient agriculture. She shows how these policies are causing unprecedented rural distress and universal hunger in the developing countries including India. Hers is a voice of true scholarship and conscience.
About the Author
Utsa Patnaik is Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is authored of The Long Transition: Essays on Political Economy.(1999); Peasant Class Differentiation: A Study in Method with Reference to Haryana(1987); The Agrarian Question and the Development of Capitalism in India (1985). She has also edited several collections including The Agrarian Question in Marx and His Successors.