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Celebrating Bhabatosh Datta s Work

essay in The Contents of Economic Growth (1977), where he laid bare the ways in which relative prices and hence the weights entering the usual measures of national income are influenced by initial distributors of assets or purthasing power or in his detailed comment on S L Kirloskar's viewsin 1981 (revealingly entitled,in English translation, "The Heaven of an Industrialist', and reprinted in Dristikon 1985), or in his dissection of the new economic policy propounded by Rajiv Gandhi's government, he never deviated from his view that it is the task of the government to govern honestly and that it is incumbent on industrialists as well as common mortals to obey the laws of the land. Tax forgiveness' or pampering the rich at any cost would not have found favour with him.

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