04/11/2014 01:23 pm ET Updated Apr 11, 2014

Amartya Sen On Elections, Communal Politics And Inequality In India


There is no lack of famous Indians, but few of the more than 1.2 billion Indians will come close to the global renown and respect of Amartya Sen, Nobelprize for Economy in 1998 and author of numerous books on economy, development, identity and justice. Sen has been living and working in the West for decades, but he is looking forward to being part of the biggest elections ever organized, starting April 7 and running through May 15. MO* talked with this living legend about his native and conflicted country.

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