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Remembering B D Dhawan (1938–2020)

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Economic & Political Weekly

Source : Economic & Political Weekly, Volume 56, Issue 5 (2021)

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Campus : Amritapuri

School : Department of Management, School of Business

Department : Department of Management

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Year : 2021

Abstract : In the world of academics and rese­arch, true scholars are those who not just think far ahead to anticipate ­futuristic issues of scientific and policy value in their field but also work passionately through their lifetime to shed light over and seek solutions towards those very issues. As they challenge and inspire contemporaries and successors alike and blaze new trails to explore and expand research boundaries, they also live far beyond their lifetime within the ever-expanding body of literature and never-ending sphere of policy discourse. B D Dhawan, who passed away on 11 October 2020 at the age of 82, does indeed epitomise such scholars. He was a visionary researcher well known for pioneering works in the areas of water resource economics in general and irrigation management in particular. As a forerunner and stalwart, who continues to inspire generations of researchers with his diverse contributions and influential publications, Dhawan is res­pected as a father figure among water economics researchers in India. The ­Indian literature on water resource management would not have been that rich but for his extensive contributions. In fact, water economic research in India cannot be complete without referring to his works in one form or the other!

Cite this Research Publication : D. M Kumar, Dr. Viswanathan P. K., and R Saleth, M., “Remembering B D Dhawan (1938–2020)”, Economic & Political Weekly, vol. 56, no. 5, 2021.

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