Interpreting the World to Change It

Essays for Prabhat Patnaik

Jayati Ghosh, C.P. Chandrasekhar


Tulika Books, New Delhi, 2017

xvi + 284 pages

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Prabhat Patnaik’s academic insights and strong political commitment have stimulated intellectual activity and inspired personal regard across a multitude of people from all walks of life. This volume brings together contributions from some who have benefited from interaction with him over decades, in a tribute and continuing conversation.

The contributors to the volume are: Ashok Mitra, Rajendra Prasad, Irfan Habib, Akeel Bilgrami, Sitaram Yechury, C.P. Chandrasekhar, Aijaz Ahmad,
Jayati Ghosh, Biswajit Dhar, Prakash Karat, Teesta Setalvad, Zoya Hasan, Amiya Kumar Bagchi, Praveen Jha, Sam Moyo, Paris Yeros, Anil Bhatti and
Mihir Bhattacharya.

C.P. Chandrasekhar

C.P. Chandrasekhar is a professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has published widely in academic journals, and is the co-author of several books, including The Market that Failed: Neo-Liberal Economic Reforms in India and Demonetisation Decoded: A Critique of India’s Currency Experiment. He is a regular columnist for Frontline and Business Line.

Jayati Ghosh

Jayati Ghosh is Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has authored and co-edited several books and more than 120 scholarly articles. She is Executive Secretary of International Development Economics Associates (IDEAS - and Trustee of Economic Research Foundation (