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We have to go beyond GDP... to the real opportunities, real freedoms: Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen, Argumentative Indian, Harvard Professor, Nobel Laureate and formerly Master of Trinity, held forth on the idea of "inclusive growth" in an informal chat with BT several weeks before the CII launched its India Inclusive campaign in Davos.

Virat Markandeya        Last Updated: February 2, 2011  | 14:01 IST

Amartya Sen
Amartya Sen
Amartya Sen, Argumentative Indian, Harvard Professor, Nobel Laureate and formerly Master of Trinity, held forth on the idea of "inclusive growth" in an informal chat with BT several weeks before the CII launched its India Inclusive campaign in Davos. Jet-lagged and nursing a bad cold (and a diet coke) amid high security at the new wing of the Taj Colaba in Mumbai, Sen, who was in the city in his capacity as jury chair for the Infosys Prizes in Social Sciences, was nevertheless characteristically lucid as he disentangled the treacly issues of inclusive growth, microfinance and land acquisition. Audio excerpts:

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