The Arun Ghosh Memorial Essay Competition
Feb 28, 2011.

Arun Kumar Ghosh (1923-2001) was an economist, administrator, policy maker, scholar, writer and activist, who was passionately committed to understanding the processes of development and to interventions to make development more equitable, just and sustainable. To mark the decade since his death, his family has instituted two Prizes to be awarded for the best essays written by young scholars, on the theme '' Re-imagining development in India''.

Scholars under 35 years of age resident in India are eligible to enter. Essays must be original works on the selected theme and may be around 6,000 words (and not more than 8,000 words). Entries must be submitted by 15 May 2011 to the following email:, or to the following address: Professor Jayati Ghosh, c/o Mrs. Dalia Ghosh, 78 Munirka Enclave, New Delhi 110067.

If you find any problem with the above mentioned email id then you can send it to

The two best essays will be chosen by a jury of eminent economists, and will be published in Social Scientist. The best essay will receive a cash prize of Rs 25,000 and the next best essay will receive a cash prize of Rs 15,000. The prizes will be awarded at a ceremony to be held on 21 June 2011.

Please send the essay accompanied by a brief cv and contact details.


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