12:00 pm - Wednesday, May 29

Book Talk: Pranab Bardhan

School of Policy and Global Strategy, UCSD, San Diego

Books & Literature

The word "charaiveti," from an ancient Sanskrit hymn, means "keep moving," in search of self-realization. The leading Indian economist Pranab Bardhan invokes this in his moving narrative of a personal and professional journey. From his beginnings in a poor neighborhood in Kolkata and being home-schooled by his father, followed by a vigorous student life at Presidency College in Kolkata and in Cambridge, England, Bardhan became one of the foremost development economists in the world. He has served as faculty at MIT, the Indian Statistical Institute and the Delhi School of Economics and is currently at the University of California, Berkeley. He provides a fascinating account of his richly varied and widely-traveled life, interwoven with thoughtful comments on politics and society both in India and abroad. His accounts are enlivened by a profusion of stories, anecdotes and amusing incidents and draw copiously from his interests in literature and film.

Admission/Cost: FREE Please Register

School of Policy and Global Strategy
San Diego, CA

Wednesday, May 29 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM