Utsa Patnaik looks at the economic policies that are ruining the lives of millions of people in the Third World. In particular she examines the new imperialism - neo-liberal economic 'reforms', the thrust towards free trade and subservient agriculture and shows how these policies are causing unprecedented rural distress and universal hunger in the developing countries. Her is a voice of sanity, conscience and true scholarship.
Utsa Patnaik is a professor of economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. She is the author of "The Agrarian Question and the Development of Capitalism in India," " The Long Transition: Essays on Political Economy," and "Peasant Class Differentiation: A Study in Method with Reference to Haryana"." "She has also edited several collections, including "The Agrarian Question in Marx and His Successors "and "Chains of Servitude: Bondage and Slavery in India."