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Ashok Mitra (1928–2018)

Ashok Mitra remained arekrakam (of another kind), insisting that the left could only survive and thrive if it does not abandon its ideology and principled politics. This Arekrakam legacy he leaves behind—als0 in the form of the journal he established by the same name—will remain a powerful inspiration for all efforts to resuscitate and rejuvenate the left movement in Bengal and elsewhere.

Speaking Truth to Power

A fellow economist reminisces about the personality traits and contributions of Ashok Mitra, a towering intellectual of his time, thereby revealing his powerful and multifaceted persona.

A Life of Rare Richness

A fellow economist and friend looks back at Ashok Mitra's intellectual contributions and the wide range of his experiences, associations, and interests.

"It's a Melancholy Ride, You and I are Included in it": A Slice of Ashok Mitra’s Writing

Ashok Mitra’s contribution to the Economic Weekly, the EPW and the EPW Research Foundation was immense and unforgettable. Below, we present glimpses from a few of his articles in Calcutta Diary, spanning decades. (These articles have been taken out of paywall)

EPW: Reminiscences

Sociologist, scholar, author and former guest editor of the Economic & Political Weekly's "Review of Women's Studies," the writer gives an anecdotal account of her association with the journal and how she continues to watch the weekly grow and transform with changing times. Her association with the EPW--as an observer and a participant--is inextricably linked with her own life story.

Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad Conference

The recent annual conference of the Bengal Economic Association addressed key issues of economic governance and civil society, development of the social sector, role of public sector banks and the disparity in human development across India. While recent reform initiatives too formed a theme, the inability of economic thinking to attend to emerging ecological concerns also formed a conference theme.
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