Amartya Sen is one of India’s most eminent intellectuals and economists. Amartya Sen is a philosopher, economist, and social thinker who was born in India. Professor Sen dared to disagree at a time when the world was talking about globalisation, liberalisation, and the free-market economy.
In the face of a market-oriented economic road to prosperity, Amartya Sen has emphasised the necessity to give growth a human aspect.
Amartya Kumar Sen is a well-known economist who has written about famine, human development theory, welfare economics, and the causes of poverty and hunger. Professor Sen emphasised the importance of presenting a human aspect to development when the world was talking about free markets.
Amartya Sen is one of the few economists that discuss hunger’s political economy. In 1998, he was awarded the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences (the Nobel Prize for Economics) in honour of Alfred Nobel for his contributions to mathematical economics. In 1999, India’s government bestowed the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian honour.
He was exposed to the poor from his early years. He was astounded to see people perish amid a famine. Perhaps it was because of this harrowing experience that he decided to research the economic mechanisms that cause famines and poverty.
Sen began his education in India before transferring to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he received his BA in 1956 and his PhD in 1959. He taught economics in Calcutta and was a Master of Economics (1963-71), as well as at Oxford, Harvard, and Trinity College, Cambridge, between 1997 and 2004.
Professor Amartya Sen returned to Harvard in January 2004, where he currently teaches. Professor Sen is no longer adamant about his previous priorities, such as literacy, basic health care, and gender justice in India and Bangladesh, now that he has won the Nobel Prize. With a portion of the award money, he established the Pratichi Trust to continue his efforts.