ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Wasteland Restoration, Last Hope of the Poor

it was the culmination of a close involvement extending over almost fifteen years. When Sachin Chaudhuri died barely four months after starting EPW, there must have been not a few who feared for the new journal's survival, but by the time Hazari relinquished the editorship in November 1969 these doubts had been stilled. EPW Whad been well and truly put on its feet; in fact Hazari had already launched the quarterly Reviews of Agriculture and Management and was full of ideas for starting a research wing of the Sameeksha Trust. Hazari has written jokingly of how he had decided to give up the part-time managing editorship of Economic Weekly, "tired of. . . the absence of any sense of organisation'' in those days. None could say this of EPW under Hazari's editorship. His colleagues of those days, even more perhaps their spouses and children, still recall nostalgically the times when the day's work in EPW would be done and the shutters pulled down by six in the evening. Such a thing had been unheard of earlier; and so it has been since.

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