Nirmala Banerjee being interviewed at her home in Kolkata. Photo: AP
Akanksha Singh
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Opinion

Akanksha Singh

Abhijit Banerjee won the Nobel Prize and Indian media can’t get enough of his mum

  • The poverty researcher has just jointly won one of the world’s most respected awards – therefore his mum is at the centre of media attention
  • As curious as it sounds, the phenomenon is not strange in India, where patriarchy is deeply rooted and the mother-son relationship is idealised above all others

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Nirmala Banerjee being interviewed at her home in Kolkata. Photo: AP
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The Nobel prize in economics has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer ‘for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty’. Photo: AFP

American trio win Nobel Economics Prize for work on poverty

  • Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer honoured ‘for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty’
  • Duflo is the second woman to win the economics prize
Topic |   Nobel Prize

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The Nobel prize in economics has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer ‘for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty’. Photo: AFP
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