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Sense and Solidarity : Jholawala Economics for Everyone
His contributions unarguably have helped improve the state of social programmes in India and have motivated several students to take up social research. In , he co-authored a book with Amartya Sen on the importance of public programmes in achieving social development. It is divided into 10 sections: drought and hunger; poverty; school meals; healthcare; child development; employment guarantee; food security; corporate power; war and peace; and a set of miscellaneous essays. This book is a collection of his previously published essays, mostly in The Hindu , with a fresh general introduction, and a section-wise commentary, which sets the context. This review engages only with this fresh material. As he writes, this warrants the abolition of caste and patriarchy.
The last twenty years have been a time of intense public debates on social policy in India. There have also been major initiatives, such as the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, as well as resilient inertia in some fields. The essays span the gamut of critical social policies, from education and health to poverty, nutrition, child care, corruption, employment, and social security. There are also less predictable topics such as the caste system, corporate po There are also less predictable topics such as the caste system, corporate power, nuclear disarmament, the Gujarat model, the Kashmir conflict, and universal basic income.
Sense and Solidarity : Jholawala Economics for Everyone. He has travelled widely in rural India and done fieldwork of a kind that few economists have attempted. Historic legislations and initiatives of the period, relating for instance to the right to food and the right to work, are all scrutinised and explained, as are the fierce debates that often accompanied them. This book affirms the learning value of collective action combined with sound economic analysis. In his detailed introduction, the author argues for an approach to development economics where research and action are complementary and interconnected.