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Footprints of Development and Change   
Footprints of Development and Change
Essays in Memory of Professor V.K.R.V. Rao commemorating his birth centenary

Editors: N. Jayaram and R.S. Deshpande

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2008  Edition   :   ISBN 13: 978-81-7188-704-0
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  This volume endeavours to present the terrain of development thinking in various fields of specialisation. The authors include Prof. V.K.R.V. Rao Chair Professors and winners of V.K.R.V. Rao Prizes instituted by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi. The subjects covered are as varied as economic theory, macro models, differing approaches to explaining development, concerns of inequality and poverty, changes in community life, India’s foreign policy questions, empowering vulnerable sections, etc. The most important feature of this volume is its in-depth analysis of these develop-mental issues and the challenges to the Indian academia.    
  About the editors:    

N. Jayaram is Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. Formerly, he was Professor and Head, Centre for Research Methodology and Professor at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. His areas of research interest are sociological theory, sociology of education, political sociology and Indian Diaspora. He has written or edited nine books and contributed a large number of research articles in various professional journals. His books include: Higher Education and Status Retention: Students in a Metropolis; Introductory Sociology; Housing in India: Problem, Policy and Perspectives; Sociology of Education in India; Social Conflict, etc.

R.S. Deshpande is Professor and Head, Agricultural Development and Rural Transformation Unit, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. He has worked at the Institute for Social and Economic Change for long years. He has published in the areas of development policy, international trade in agriculture and WTO, agricultural production and resource economics, watershed management and irrigation, econometrics & applied statistics. His books include: Where Water Seeps; Crops and Cultivation; NGOs and Farmers’ Movements in India and Contract Farming and Tenancy.



Development and Economic Theory

  1. Justifying Beliefs: The Role of Economic Theory
    — Anjan Mukherji

  2. Macro Models of the Indian Economy: From Command Economy to Behavioural Studies
    — Yoginder K. Alagh

  3. Differing Approaches to Explaining Development of ‘Backward’ Countries
    — Amiya Kumar Bagchi

  4. Growth, Inequality and Rents: Notes on India in International Perspective
    — Michael Walton

  5. Teacher Truancy in India: The Role of Culture, Norms and Economic Incentives — Kaushik Basu

  6. Productivity and Wage in the Informal Sector
    — Sugata Marjit and Saibal Kar

  7. Value-at-Risk Using Transformations to Normality: An Empirical Analysis
    — G.P. Samanta

Society and Development

  1. Community in India: Continuity and Change
    — Pradip Kumar Bose

  2. Change and Stasis in India’s Regional Policy: Bypassing and Surpassing South Asia — Varun Sahni

  3. Civil Society and Poor
    — Ghanshyam Shah

  4. Strategies to Promote Empowering Participation
    — James Manor

  5. A Cartography of Resistance: The National Federation of Dalit Women
    — Kalpana Kannabiran

  6. Social Transformation in Independent India: From Planned Development to Liberalisation — T.K. Oommen

India’s Development Experience

  1. Growth, Inequality and Poverty: Some Hard Questions
    — Ravi Kanbur

  2. Economic Well-Being and Deprivations in India
    — R. Radhakrishna

  3. Economic Growth, Poverty Reduction and Role of Special Programmes
    — T.S. Papola

  4. Some Aspects of Price Indices, Inflation Rates and the Services Sector in National Income Statistics — T.N. Srinivasan

  5. The Indian Antecedents of Disguised Unemployment and Surplus Labour
    — J. Krishnamurty

  6. Globalisation and Higher Education: Economic Perspectives
    — P.R. Panchamukhi

  7. Location Choice of Firms in Cities of India and China
    — Kala Seetharam Sridhar

  8. Managing Performance in Indian Organisations
    — S. Bhargava


Yoginder K. Alagh Chairman, Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand, and Chancellor, Nagaland University, and Vice-Chairman of Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ahmedabad.

Amiya Kumar Bagchi Professor of Economics and Director, Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata.

Kaushik Basu Professor of Economics and Carl Marks Professor of International Studies, Cornell University, USA.

Shivaganesh Bhargava is Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource Management at Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Pradip Kumar Bose is Professor of Sociology, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata.

Ravi Kanbur is T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and Professor of Economics at Cornell University.

Kalpana Kannabiran is Professor of Sociology at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.

Saibal Kar is a fellow in economics, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, and currently fellow at University of Hamburg.

J. Krishnamurty is Visiting Professor, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi.

James Manor is Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex

Sugata Marjit is Director and Reserve Bank of India Professor of Industrial Economics, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata and Adjunct Professor of Economics and Finance, City University of Hong Kong.

Anjan Mukherji is Reserve Bank of India Professor of Economic Theory at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

T.K. Oommen is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

P.R. Panchamukhi is Former Director and Professor Emeritus (Honorary), Centre for Multi-disciplinary Research, Dharwar.

T.S. Papola is Honorary Professor and former Director, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, Delhi.

R. Radhakrishna is Former Director, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai.

Varun Sahni is Professor in International Politics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

G.P. Samanta is Assistant Adviser, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai. He was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.

Ghanashyam Shantilal Shah was Professor in Social Sciences, CSMCH, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Kala Seetharam Sridhar is Ford Public Affairs Fellow, Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore.

T.N. Srinivasan is Samuel C. Park Jr. Professor of Economics and Business, Economic Growth Center, Yale University, USA.

Michael Walton is Adjunct Lecturer in International Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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