Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen

Birthday1933-11-03
AgeHe is 85 years old
Birth Sign Scorpio (oct. 23 - nov. 21)
GenderMale
ReligionHinduism
His Parents
Amartya Sen's mother's and father's name are Ashutosh Sen and Amita Sen
Amartya Sen's Children
He has 4 Children. Their names are Nandana Sen and Antara Dev Sen and Indrani Sen and Kabir Sen.
Alias for Amartya Sen
known other names for Amartya Sen
Who is Amartya Sen?
Amartya Kumar Sen is an Indian economist and philosopher who since 1972 has taught and worked in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has made contributions to welfare economics, social choice theory, economic and social justice, economic theories of famines, and indexes of the measure of well-being of citizens of developing countries. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998 for his work in welfare economics. He is currently the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. He serves as the chancellor of Nalanda University. He is also a senior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, a distinguished fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, an honorary fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, where he served as Master from 1998 to 2004. He is also known for being one of the strongest champions of rationalism, secularism, and egalitarianism in India, and has condemned the ghettoization of Ambedkar as a Dalit leader.
Education
He went to the following schools
  • Trinity College
  • Cambridge
Receives Awards
  • Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences - 1998 Nobel Prize
  • International Humanist Award - 2002
  • Bharat Ratna - 1999
  • National Humanities Medal - Freebase Data Team
Amartya Sen's Books
  • The Argumentative Indian
  • Inequality Reexamined
  • Development as Freedom
  • Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny
  • Welfare economics and the real world
  • Nuevo Examen de La Desigualdad
  • Un nouveau modèle économique
  • Commodities and Capabilities
  • Rationality and Freedom
  • Growth economics