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PGT: How optimistic are you about the future of Indian society and the Indian Economy?

AKS: I am actually on the whole quite optimistic because I do think that much depends on the opportunities we have for understanding our problems and going about them in a kind of discerning way, and from that point of view, the one great success of India since Independence may be the survival and flourishing of democracy. Makes things, I believe, in general much more hopeful.

PGT: Thank you very much, Prof. Sen. You have just viewed an interview with Prof. Amartya Kumar Sen. Thank you very much for being with us on this program.