I have not had any serious non-academic job.
People’s identities as Indians, as Asians, or as members of the human race, seemed to give way – quite suddenly – to sectarian identification with Hindu, Muslim, or Sikh communities.
The student community of Presidency College was also politically most active.
From the mid-1970s, I also started work on the causation and prevention of famines.
I left Delhi, in 1971, shortly after Collective Choice and Social Welfare was published in 1970.
While I am interested both in economics and in philosophy, the union of my interests in the two fields far exceeds their intersection.
But the idea that I should be a teacher and a researcher of some sort did not vary over the years.
I was born in a University campus and seem to have lived all my life in one campus or another.