Written by more than two dozen leading social scientists and presented at the conference to commemorate the birth centenary of the legendary professor V. K. R. V. Rao, this compilation of papers examines the contemporary context of social science research in India. While it discusses the Indian experience, this volume s findings are relevant wherever social science research takes place, especially in Second and Third World countries. Economists, policymakers, and academics will benefit from this book."
M. V. Nadkarni is an economist and avisiting professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Change. He is a former vice-chancellor at Gulbarga University and former chairman of the editorial board of the "Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics." He is the author of 17 published books. R. S. Deshpande is the director of the Institute for Social and Economic Change in Bangalore, India. He is also a former professor and the head of the Agricultural Development and Rural Transformation Center at the institute and the coauthor of "Agrarian Crisis and Farmer Suicides" and "Glimpses of Indian Agriculture.""