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An Uncertain Glory – India And Its Contradictions by Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen Penguin Books, London 433 pages; Rs 503 An Uncertain Glory Tale of inequality An Uncertain Glory is an indictment of the Indian state for failing the poor by not addressing the disparities between the privileged class and the rest despite its stated aim. I found it difficult to put this book down. I read it with a unique mixture of pleasure and pain: pleasure, because the book is a study in lucid writing and public reasoning; pain, on seeing the pathetic picture of the human condition in India that emerged. (more…)

September 12th, 2013 | category:book-reviews, uncategorized |

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