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Bharat Jhunjhunwala

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Bharat Jhunjhunwala
🏳️ Nationality
🏫 EducationUniversity of Florida
Kanpur University
💼 Occupation
Columnist and consultant

Bharat Jhunjhunwala acquired his Bachelor's Degree in Science (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) from Kanpur University and doctorate in Food and Resource Economics from University of Florida in 1973 at the age of 23. He has published academic papers in The American Economist and the Southern Economic Journal.

He was Assistant Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has been a freelance columnist and consultant to donors and NGOs since 1993.


  • Political Economy of Rig Veda and Ramayana (Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur, 1993).
  • Varna Vyavastha: Governance through Caste System (Rawat, Jaipur, India, 1999) Reprinted.
  • Welfare State and Globalization: A Critique of Amartya Sen (Rawat, Jaipur, India, 2000).
  • Governance and Human Rights, edited (Kalpaz, New Delhi, 2002).
  • Human Development, with R K Bhattacharya and V K Srivastava, co-editors (Kalpaz, New Delhi, 2003).
  • Traditional Agricultural Technologies of the Thar (Gravis, Jodhpur, India, 2003).
  • Indian Approach to Women’s Empowerment, jointly authored with Madhu Jhunjhunwala (Rawat, Jaipur, India, 2004).

He writes a weekly column on political economy which is published in about 40 papers in ten languages in India, Pakistan, Indonesia and other countries.

He was awarded the Panchjanya Nachiketa Award by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2002 for outstanding contribution to economic journalism.

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