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K N Raj: In MemoriamSubscribe to K N Raj: In Memoriam

A Natural Leader

 A Natural Leader G Omkarnath Few economists of his generation, perhaps equally distinguished and no less committed to a new India, could still lay claim to the distinctive position of leadership that K N Raj occupied. His lifetime engagement with the Indian economy spanned, uniquely, all departments: teaching, research, policymaking and institution-building. More remarkably, he brought his leadership to bear on everything he touched. Leadership meant spotting and nurturing talent cutting across generations and social, regional and gender identities. It meant a bold assertion and self-abnegation at the same time. And it meant team play placing all his

K N Raj and the Delhi School

K N Raj (1924-2010) was one of the most eminent Indian economists of the post-Independence generation. He was an outstanding teacher, builder of institutions and public intellectual par excellence. In this collection of tributes, students and colleagues over close to half a century write about various aspects of his life and work: Raj's contributions to building up the Delhi School of Economics in the 1950s and 1960s, the creation and growth of the Centre for Development Studies in Thiruvananthapuram in the 1970s and 1980s, his interaction with students and colleagues, the wide-ranging nature of his research and also his multifaceted personality.

K N Raj and the Centre for Development Studies: A Tribute

 that this inheritance is safe in the hands of a young generation of talented and motivated scholars who flock to the CDS from all over India, year after year. They are the future and hope of the institution built by Raj as it wishes to remain a proud custodian of the fine traditions set by him.
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