Indian Journalist-writer Hindol Sengupta’s book has been shortlisted for the United States’ prestigious Hayek Prize. Sengupta’s Recasting India: How Entrepreneurship is Revolutionizing the World’s Largest Democracy is the only book from an Indian among the six books in race for the $50,000 prize awarded by the Manhattan Institute. The book was published by Palgrave Macmillan Trade and it encapsulates the real stories of extraordinary enterprise of common people. The winner will be announced in late February.
Knowledge is Wealth
- Friedrich Hayek was an economist and philosopher, known for his defence of classical liberalism. Hayek shared the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences with Gunnar Myrdal in 1974.
- The Hayek Prize is an annually award given by the Manhattan Institute for a recent book that best reflects the vision of economic and individual liberty pioneered by F.A. Hayek.
- The winner of Hayek Prize 2014 was an economist Casey Mulligan for his book The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy.
- The Liberals (published in 2012) and 100 Things To Know And Debate Before You Vote (published in 2014) are the famous books from Hindol Sengupta.