Philip Hensher

Oh! Calcutta! Amartya Sen’s childhood memories brim with nostalgia

In a captivating autobiography, Sen describes the thrill of growing up in a city teeming with bookshops and fierce intellectual debate

Amartya Sen with his sister Supurna and their cousin Mira, Santiniketan, c.1948 [Amal Kumar Sen]

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