Friday, 1 June 2018

Essay on Amartya Sen for Class 10, Class 12

Essay on Amartya Sen for Class 10, Class 12

Essay on Amartya Sen

Truly speaking only two Indian born in India won the nobel Prize. Amartya Sen won it in 1998. These two India-born Indians were Rabindranath Tagore, who won it in 1913 and C.V. Raman who won it in 1930. Hargobind Khurana and S. Chandrashekhar also won Nobel Prizes. They were also born in India but they were the Citizens of the United States. We also consider Mother Teresa as an Indian Noble Prize winner though she was born in Albania.

Amartya Sen was born in 1933 at Shantiniketan (Bengal), of thirty five years of 65 years, he spend in the west England and America. He became a professor at the age of 29. He taught at some of the best Universities like Oxford and Harvard. Now he is the Master of Trinity College. He was awarded Nobel Prize in Economic sciences in 1998.

Though he is a westernized Indian he has not forgotten his mother land. He has retained his Indian citizenship. He visits Shantiniketan every winter. He moves around in his 50 year old Philips bicycle, he meets friends and goes about the town.

Sen was only nine when he saw the Bengal famine at 1943. He was Rudely shock to see deaths in the streets. This famine did not result from natural causes or scarcity of food. It was an administrative and social failure. The agricultural produce of Bengal had been sent to Britain because of war by Churchill. Sen made it the mission of his life to understand inequality. He thinks that economics is meaningless if it is not based on moral values. His economics is a welfare economics. Millions of people in India are living below poverty line. Forty eight percent at all Indians are still illiterate and the figure is much higher among women. His remedy to India’s ills is investment in Primary education. But it will take a long time to bear fruit. The politician are not interested in these things. He thinks that the basic problem in India is that the government has failed to take adequate action in expanding education, public health care, land reform and social security.

Many people say that Amartya Sen has nothing new to say. He has been repeating the same things over the last twenty years. But Sen says that he would continue to repeat them as long as social, political and economic inequality are not given the proper attention.

We all are feeling a sense of great pride that another Indian has won the Nobel Prize. The government of India has decided to confer on him the highest honour – Bharart Ratan. But will praising and honouring him help us? The best honour to him will be when the government and society pays heed to what has been saying again and again.



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