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18th April, 2023 MISCELLANEOUS

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Context: Utsa Patnaik has been selected for the Malcolm Adiseshiah Award in 2023.


Malcolm Adiseshiah Award

  • It is one of the most prestigious national awards in India that recognizes and honours the outstanding contributions of social scientists to the field of development studies.
  • It was instituted in 2000 by the Malcolm and Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust.
  • The Award is given every year to a mid-career social scientist who has made outstanding contributions to development studies through research, teaching, policy advocacy, or public service.
  • The award consists of a citation and prize money of Rs. 2 lahks.
  • The award is given by a national-level jury constituted by the Malcolm & Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust from the nominations received.

Utsa Patnaik

  • The recipient of the Malcolm Adiseshiah Award for 2023 is Prof. Utsa Patnaik.
  • She is a renowned economist of national and international repute who has made seminal contributions to the fields of agrarian studies, political economy, history of economic thought, and colonialism and imperialism.
  • She has authored several books and articles on various topics related to development economics, such as agrarian relations, peasant movements, food security, poverty alleviation, fiscal policy, trade policy, debt crisis, globalization, neoliberalism, capitalism, socialism, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism (MLM), Indian economic history, and world economic history.