‘Challenging the Injustice of Poverty’ book release by Author Rehman Sobhan.

September 20, 2010

Event Details : In collaboration with Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd the book release ceremony was held at New Delhi India International Centre on 16th September 2010. The event was presided by Prof. Muchukund Dubey, former ambassador and former Indian Foreign Secretary, and current President of Council for Social Development (CSI). To read the events coverage in detail click the link below: http://www.prothom-alo.com/detail/date/2010-09-18/news/94319

What is this book about: This book explores issues related to poverty in South Asia in a two-pronged manner—by focusing on injustice created and perpetuated by the unjust nature of a social order as its source and by providing concrete suggestions about how policymakers may move to challenge these injustices. Drawing on research inputs from studies across various South Asian countries, the book redefines poverty as a process that excludes certain segments of society from equitable participation in development opportunities as well as decision making. It further identifies a variety of operational ideas which can be used by policy makers, political activists and civil society advocacy groups committed to build a more just, inclusive and poverty free society in South Asia. The book has 515 pages with a dimension of 5.5″ x 8.5″ and costs Rs 895 USD 22.

Prof Rehman Sobhan is a former professor of economics of Dhaka University and the former Director General of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS). He was also a member of the UN Committee for Development Planning (CDP) and a member of the governing council of the UNU, Tokyo. Educated at Cambridge University, Sobhan was one of the intellectual leaders of the movement for national self-determination that led to the establishment of independent Bangladesh. He served as a member of the first Planning Commission of Bangladesh and later as Adviser to the Caretaker government of Bangladesh in 1991. Prof. Sobhan has written extensively on Bangladesh’s and global development issues. He has published 27 books, 15 research monographs and 140 articles in professional journals. He is a great champion of the causes of the South.

Writer’s ties To Dhaka Nawab Family: Prof Rehman Sobhan is great geand son of Khwaja Nizamuddin and Bilquis Bano (daughter of Nawab Khwaja Ahsanullah).


Edited by Anas Khwaja


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