About the book-Amartya Sen's Home in the World is really three books in one. A sensitively written memoir of the first thirty years of his life, it is interspersed with sharp commentaries on history and politics as well as intellectual disquisitions on economic theory and philosophy.This is book of ideas -especially Marx, Keynes and Arrow- as much as of people and places.
About the author- Amartya Sen is professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard. He was Master of Trinity College, University of Cambridge, from 1998 to 2004, and won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998. For Sen, home has been many places; he was born in Santiniketan and studied there while being raised by his grandparents, he also spent some of his formative years in Burma, and moved to Calcutta to pursue Economics at Presidency College. His ancestral home, located in Wari, Dhaka (modern day Bangladesh) is also a place of fond memories and childhood. In one of the chapters in this book sen evokes "the river of Bengal" the historic culture of Bengal is wonderfully explored.