Tuesday 12 October 2021 | 6:00pm

Amartya Sen Online

Tuesday 12 October 2021 | 6:00pm

Amartya Sen Online

£6.00 - Single event ticket
World renowned academic, writer, Nobel Prize Winner and Former Master of Trinity College, Amartya Sen revisits his university town for this in person event to share his much awaited and expansive memoir, Home in the World.

This event will be broadcast live from West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge. This ticket gives access to the digital stream of the event.

Where is ‘home’? 

For Amartya Sen, it has been many places all over the world: Dhaka in modern Bangladesh where he grew up, the village of Santiniketan where he was raised by his grandparents as much as by his parents, Calcutta where he first studied economics and was active in student movements, and Trinity College, Cambridge, to which he came aged nineteen. Alongside Sen’s evocative and intriguing portraits of people and places, his memoir is also a book of ideas, engaging with Marx, Keynes, and Arrow, as well as painting the historic culture of Bengal and exploring political inflaming of Hindu-Muslim hostility and the resistance to it. Some members of his family were imprisoned for their opposition to British Rule and, unsurprisingly, the relationship between Britain and India is a key theme. 

Author Biography

Amartya Sen is Professor of Economics and Professor of Philosophy at Harvard. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, from 1998 to 2004, and won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998. His many celebrated books including Development as Freedom (1999), The Argumentative Indian (2005), Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny (2007), and The Idea of Justice (2010), have been translated into more than 40 languages. In 2012 he received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama and in 2020 he was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade by President Steinmeier. 

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