D. School - Reflections on the Delhi School of Economics

D. School - Reflections on the Delhi School of Economics

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Author: Eminent Contributors
Editor(s): Dharma Kumar / Dilip Mukherjee
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 1995
Language: English
Pages: 288
ISBN/UPC (if available): 019 563425X


Since it was founded in 1948, the Delhi School of Economics has produced among the finest economists and sociologists in India, several of whom have also achieved international acclaim for their work in those disciplines. This book comprises thirty-one essays by former teachers and students of what is affectionately called the D School. The contributors were asked to reflect upon their years in the D School with a view to achieving, via personal recollections, an informal and piecemeal history of a rather unique Indian institution.

These memoirs and reflections together form a rich collage which shows how the institution was set up; how it evolved; who its most luminous and memorable personalities were; what its courses and teaching standards were like; how its library and coffee house functioned; what its general ambience was like; what were its notable successes, constraints and failures; and whether it functioned academically and pedagogically in the manner it was meant to. Several of the contributors to this volume are academics; some have been visiting luminaries; others are from very diverse walks of life, such as journalism, the media, and the bureaucracy. An effort at showing chronological development and change has been made by choosing a spread of contributors who were at the seventies, the eighties and the early nineties.

This book will interest economists, sociologists, and all who have been associated in any way with the Delhi School of Economics. It also makes absorbing reading for students of economics and general readers.



The Early Years

The Delhi School of Economics

Sociology in Delhi

My Formative Years in the Delhi School of Economics (1959-72)

My Education in Delhi

An Improbable Conjuncture

My Experiences at the Delhi School of Economics

On the Delhi School

My Years in The School

Delhi School Days

Fragment...Snapshots...Delhi School

The Sociology Department in the Delhi School-A Brief Reminiscence

The School and I

A Fable Agree Upon


My D School Days

Econometrics at the DSE n the 1960s and 1970s

Gold Strikes: From KGF to the D School

The D School-Looking Backwards

Deschooling Myself

To Catch a Frisbee

Recalling the D School Research Room: The Emergency Years

From a Personal Point of View

Economics between Coffee and Cricket

A Ticket to Ride

Down Memory Lane-My Recollections of the DSE

The Delhi School of Economics 1960-1982: A View

An MA at the Delhi School

The Jacaranda in Our Garden

D School

The Delhi School of Economics at the Crossroads