The late eminent economist A.M. Khusro was a Professor at the Institute of Economic Growth right from its inception, and his association with the IEG continued till the end. As a token of gratitude, the members of the IEG family decided to pay an affectionate tribute to the departed colleague and teacher by bringing out a volume containing research papers pertaining to several themes that were cherished and valued by him. All the contributors to this volume have been members of IEG's faculty/alumnus and have made important contributions in the respective field during their affiliation to the IEG. The themes covered in this volume include topics on which Prof. Khusro had worked and also emerging research areas where he wished to see the involvement of IEG's faculty. The themes included in this volume cover both - established as well as new areas of research, and are presented together in six sections: Agriculture, Land Reforms and Anti-Poverty Programmes; Environment; Globalisation, Liberalisation and Trade; Macro Models and Growth; Population; and Secularism and Religion.