A passionate humanitarian, V.K.R.V. Rao

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A tribute to the late V. K. R.V. Rao, this volume is a compilation of reminiscences by the colleagues, friends, and family members of the celebrated Indian economist. Focusing on Rao’s life-long mission to nurture social science in India, this account thoroughly discusses the founding and subsequent success of the Institute for Social and Economic Change in Bangalore. Seeking to inspire scores of young academics, the contributors share the personal and professional challenges as well as the exemplary zeal of a man who was an important figure in India for more than 50 years. Insightful and nostalgic, this edition will interest economists, policy makers, and students alike.

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About the author (2008)

\The Institute for Social and Economic Change located in India is an institute for interdisciplinary research and training in the social sciences. Established in 1972 by the late Professor V. K. R. V. Rao, its aim is to create a blend of field-oriented empirical research and advances in social science theories leading to better public-policy formulation.