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The Measure of Time in the Appraisal of Social Reality

Author(s): Rankrishna Mukherjee

Book Description

Coming on the eve of the Indian elections of 2009, The Measure of Time in the Appraisal of Social Reality is a timely and an explosive expose of what went wrong in Indian developmental planning.

Focussing on the land, caste and gender issues, and advocating a place-time-people based research agenda, the Measure of Time is a scathing critique of how the elite nexus between politics and academic neo colonialism has subverted the course of genuine development in India. This is a must read for those who wish to understand contemporary India.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-0576-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-0576-9
Date of Publication: 01/06/2009
Pages / Size: 100 / A5
Price: £34.99


Ramkrishna Mukherjee received his MSc. from Calcutta University and a PhD. from Cambridge University. Initially working on genetics, he switched to sociology and statistics and spent his professional life with the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India, as Distinguished Scientist.

A member of the Executive Committee of the International Sociological Association, Mukherjee was also associated with the UNESCO, the London School of Economics, HMG Social Survey, U.K., and the Central Statistical Office, Turkey. Mukherjee has conducted surveys in Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Sudan), Europe and India and has held professorships at the Humboldt University, Berlin and at Binghampton University, U.S.A.

The recipient of numerous awards worldwide, Ramkrishna Mukherjee is the author of several best selling books, among them the widely acclaimed social indicators and the quality of life series. His hobbies are gardening and discussing physics with his grandson Rudrajit. He lives now in Kolkata, India.