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Sachin Chaudhuri-Some Reminiscences

December 31, 1966 in today's context is morally untenable. For far too long has the Vietnam war been allowed to drag. If in the early stages of the war, it was seen as a tussle between China and the United States, that view is no more valid. In the first place, North Vietnam itself has perceptibly moved from the Chinese to the Soviet orbit, and the Soviet Union has made it Sachin Chaudhuri Some Reminiscences A K Das Gupta PEOPLE have often asked me here and abroad: What is the background of Sachin Chaudhuri, editor of "The Economic Weekly"? Sachin started "The Economic Weekly" in 1949 when his contemporaries had already established themselves in one way or the other. What was he doing all these years? What was his specialisation as a student? Was he a Professor at any time? Which British university did he have his education in? How was it that the man who set the tone of economic thinking during the formative period of our economic planning and led over the last 15 years or so a whole generation of economists in our country, remained so obscure till he was on the wrong side of forty? These are some of the questions that, as one of Sachin's closest contemporaries, I have had so often to answer.

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