6 Facts About Amartya Sen

1. In February 2015, Amartya Sen opted out of seeking a second term for the chancellor post of Nalanda University, stating that the Government of India was not keen on him continuing in the post.

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2. On 19 July 2012, Amartya Sen was named the first chancellor of the proposed Nalanda University.

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3. In 2009, Amartya Sen published a book called The Idea of Justice.

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4. In 1981, Amartya Sen published Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation, a book in which he argued that famine occurs not only from a lack of food, but from inequalities built into mechanisms for distributing food.

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5. In 2004, Amartya Sen was voted fourteenth in BBC's poll of the Greatest Bengali of all time.

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6. In 2017, Amartya Sen was awarded the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science for most valuable contribution to Political Science.

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