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German honour for Amartya Sen

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The German Publishers’ and Booksellers’ Association will award the 2020 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade to economist and philosopher Amartya Sen. The Board of Trustees of the ‘Foundation for the Peace prize of the German Book Trade’ has recently chosen Sen for this prestigious recognition. The award ceremony will take place on October 18, 2020, in Frankfurt.

A statement by the foundation’s jury reads: “The association and its members have chosen to pay tribute to a pioneering scholar, who has addressed issues of global justice for decades and whose work to combat social inequality in education and healthcare is as relevant today as ever. Among Sen’s most important contributions is the idea of evaluating a society’s wealth not solely based on economic growth indices, but also on the opportunities for development available to all individuals who comprise that society, in particular its weakest members.”

Source:Times of India

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