Development economist, activist and Gandhian
Graduated in Mathematics and Economics from Mysore University, MA Economics (PPE) from St. Anne.s College, Oxford University, UK with special papers in Public Finance & Statistics U.G.C. Senior Fellowship held at Delhi School of Economics (1967-68) at the Centre for Advanced Studies, DSE. Subject of Research Paper: "Indus River waters Disputes . India & Pakistan: The Politics of Aid" Honorary Doctorate in Economics from University of Durban, Westville, 1999.
democratic decentralisation, developmental economics, equity, Gandhian Philosophy, people centred development, women's rights