Penguin publishes Amartya Sen’s ‘A Wish a Day for A Week’ as a FREE eBook!

Jan 2014

Penguin Books India is delighted to announce the publication of
A Wish a Day for a Week
Amartya Sen
As a FREE eBook
(Can be downloaded from all the leading online retailers including Google Play, Amazon, Flipkart and Kobo)
In this sparkling, witty and impassioned essay – delivered as the keynote lecture at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2014 – Amartya Sen meets the Goddess of Medium Things who promises him seven wishes, one for each day of the week. As he spars with the goddess who is often bemused by his demands, Sen writes of the seven changes he thinks India needs most, from improving the teaching of humanities to abolishing Article 377. Humorous in tone, yet deeply serious in intent, A Wish a Day for a Week is a marvellous essay and an important blueprint for India’s development from one of our great thinkers.
AMARYTA SEN is Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Economics, at Harvard University. He won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 and was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1998–2004. His many books include Choice, Welfare and Measurement; On Economic Inequality; Development as Freedom; Rationality and Freedom; The Argumentative Indian; Identity and Violence; The Idea of Justice; and An Uncertain Glory.
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