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Das, Monica

Works: 3 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 127 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Monica Das
Her story so far : tales of the girl child in India( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic growth and income disparity in BRIC : theory and empirical evidence by Monica Das Gupta( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recent interest in the development processes of BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) has been triggered by their high growth performance, but their political and social backgrounds are entirely different. This book traces the economic history of BRIC countries to understand their economic and social institutions. The only common theme in this growth story is the high levels of income disparities and poverty that are observed even during the high growth decades. In order to understand the interaction between economic growth, income inequality and poverty, the book develops a theoretical framework that incorporates a mechanism of uniform income transfers in a growth model, where economic growth is the result of accumulation. Income transfer mechanism operates in all countries in the form of a progressive taxation system, pension funds, government's anti-poverty programs, employment guarantee schemes, land reforms, etc. It is not necessarily true that such income transfers would invariably reduce growth rates. The relationship between economic growth and income inequality depends on certain initial conditions. For instance, if the initial distribution of income is fairly unequal, growth induces greater equality. On the other hand, at high levels of per capita incomes, growth may raise inequality if the initial level of inequality is not very high. This brings a new dimension in the "inverted-U hypothesis." Based on econometric modeling of growth-inequality nexus, the book examines the patterns of growth and economic disparities in BRIC countries over long periods of time, including the recent high growth phase. Two inequality measures applied in this study are Gini coefficient and Theil's entropy measures, depending on data availability. Attempts have been made to identify the sources of inequality and the role of initial conditions in determining the patterns of development. Each country's experience is unique, but the theoretical model goes a long way to explain their growth-inequality experience
The Other woman : 16 tales of love and deception by Monica Das( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deceptive, tenacious and sinful, the 'other woman' seduces husbands, breaks happy and unhappy marriages by playing the dark temptress. She stands as much on the inside as on the outside of the relationship she infringes upon. As lover, girlfriend or second wife, she is not always in the wrong, though she can often end up becoming a victim. This is the woman, powerful yet powerless, that we encounter in story after story of this unusual collection. Manorama's many men abandon her the day she falls in love with one man. Maganlal Daruwala initiates Shardabai into prostitution and becomes the richest bidder for first nights to her daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter. A tribal girl frees Randhir of all inhibitions in a sexual encounter. A man surrenders his body to an older woman as a devotee's offering to a deity. A visitor from home brings along Suniti's little secret from the past, thus shattering the calm of her marital life. Incredibly moving tales of love and heartbreak, The Other Woman bring together the many perceptions of love, lust, fidelity, and the enigmatic 'otherness' of all women
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.57 (from 0.11 for Economic g ... to 0.76 for The Other ...)

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Her story so far : tales of the girl child in India
Alternative Names
Monica Das

Monica Das Indiaas auteur

Monica Das Indian writer