Some people asked me my opinion of Amartya Sen.
In my opinion he is a mediocre, highly overpraised person, with no original ideas. His book ' The Argumentative Indian ' is totally superficial, and a whole chapter is devoted to praising that British stooge Tagore.
No doubt he got the Nobel Prize in Economics. But this needs to be explained.
Nobel Prizes are given in 6 subjects : Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Peace, Literature and Economics.
Of these , the first 3 are given to deserving persons, but the other 3 have always been very controversial.
Peace Prizes have often been given to war mongers, and of the 114 Literature Prizes given so far ( Nobel Prizes have been given annually since 1901 ), no one remembers the names of about 100 winners, as they were undeserving persons, while deserving persons e.g. Sharad Chandra Chattopadhyaya, Kazi Nazrul islam, Munshi Prem Chand, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Manto, etc never got it.
As regards Economics, this subject is nowadays taught and studied everywhere unscientifically. A world recession is going on ( see my article ' The World Economic Recession ' on justicekatju.blogspot.in ). Greece has collapsed economically, and the domino theory will probably apply here, Spain to go next, then Italy, etc. The world economy is all interlinked, and if one country collapses economically, others are sure to follow.
The economists, who should be explaining this phenomenon scientifically, and suggesting solutions, are all stymied and nonplussed. They just cannot understand what is happening. And the reason for that is that Economics, which was treated scientifically by Adam Smith, Ricardo, etc, has been reduced into a mumbo jumbo and voodoo by many of its subsequent practitioners, including Amartya Sen.