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Trapped in the Other Man's Framework S K Rao Aspects of Indian Economic Development: A Book of Readings, edited by Pramit Chaudhuri; George Allen and Unwin, London, and Blackie and Son (India), Bombay, 1971; pp 288; $2.25, IN discussing problems of development it is so easy to get trapped m the other man's framework and get lost in the game of finding solutions within the limits imposed by it. IF a mother says to the child, 'Please, darling, go to bed at eight*, the child may refuse; if she, however, .says, 'Darling, would you prefer to go to bed at seven-thirty or eight?', the chances arc that the child would go to bed at eight! It seems to me that by debating the choices open to us with the implicit assumption that the framework is not open to question, several of the writings put together here by Pramit Chaudhuri could be playing a similar trick, at any rate on novices in the profession.

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