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The ethics of inequality

It's not good enough to be rich if you are a Dalit as well

Narendar Pani

Dynamics of Difference: Inequality and Transformation in Rural India; Author: Narendar Pani; Publisher: Routledge; Pages: 269; Price: Rs 911

T C A Srinivasa Raghavan
Edited volumes can only be described. But before that, let me say that this is a seriously good book because it relies on a variety of intellectual traditions. That enriches the collection. It is, if you will, “inclusive” in its choices.

Narendar Pani, who is an economist and a professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bengaluru, as also a former colleague in journalism, makes a crucial point and uses the essays in this book to illustrate it. This is that inequality isn’t just economic because the well-off can face it socially as well. It’s not good enough to

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First Published: May 20 2022 | 12:36 AM IST

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