The Indian Journal of Labour Economics

, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 517–526 | Cite as

Ajit Singh of Cambridge and Chandigarh: An Intellectual Biography of the Radical Sikh Economist by Ashwani Saith

Palgrave Macmillan, Cham Switzerland, 2019, XXXVIII + 463 pp, Rs. 8945
  • Sucha Singh GillEmail author
Book Review

The book provides a detailed account of rise into prominence of Ajit Singh as a radical Economist who was born in a Sikh family at Lahore in 1940, the undivided capital of pre-partitioned Punjab. He was educated in Indian pre-reorganised Punjab and finally graduated from the Government College, Chandigarh, in 1958. He briefly joined Economics Department of Panjab University in July 1958 but left in September for the USA to join Howard University, Washington, DC, for his M.A. Economics. He shifted to University of California, Berkeley, in 1960 from where he completed Ph. D. in 1970. From Berkeley, he moved to Cambridge University, UK, in 1964 as Research Officer and worked there in various capacities and retired as Professor of Economics in 2007. On his retirement, he was appointed Professor Emeritus of Economics at Cambridge University and Life Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge. He had his ancestral house and soul in Chandigarh, and a house in Cambridge where he expired in 2015....


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID)ChandigarhIndia

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