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The Republic of Hunger and Other Essays by Utsa Patnaik

The Republic of Hunger and Other Essays


The Republic of Hunger and Other Essays by Utsa Patnaik

Utsa Patnaik looks at the economic policies that are ruining the lives of millions of people in the Third World. In particular she examines the new imperialism - neo-liberal economic 'reforms', the thrust towards free trade and subservient agriculture and shows how these policies are causing unprecedented rural distress and universal hunger in the developing countries. Her is a voice of sanity, conscience and true scholarship.


About 320 million Indians go to bed without food every night, and recent data suggests this already alarming situation is getting worse. Despite the magnitude and intensity of this problem, it remains on the margins of policy planning, public action, intellectual discourse, and media coverage. --Ammu Joseph, India Together

About the Author

Utsa Patnaik is a professor of economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. She is the author of The Agrarian Question and the Development of Capitalism in India, The Long Transition: Essays on Political Economy, and Peasant Class Differentiation: A Study in Method with Reference to Haryana . She has also edited several collections, including The Agrarian Question in Marx and His Successors and Chains of Servitude: Bondage and Slavery in India.

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Publication date

6th December 2007


Utsa Patnaik

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The Merlin Press Ltd


240 pages





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