HOPE AND TRANSFORMATION: Selections from Frontier
The nameFrontierwill not be familiar to young people of the current generation, but those who grew up in the 1960s and 70s would have certainly heard of the publication and its founder editor, Samar Sen. Rarely is a periodical’s standing so intricately connected with the fame of its editor. After Samar Sen’s death some will-wishers ofFrontiermade concerted efforts to keep the memory of Samar Sen alive. The periodical First published on 14 April 1968 has now completed its 50th year and is still being published regularly though its readership must have shrunk considerably when compared to what is was thirty or forty years ago. This volume is an act of looking back – a retrospect with a collection of sixteen articles. The articles have been selected from past issues over the last two decades.
Timir Basu, a postgraduate in geology, was a student leader and trade-union activist, besides being a freelancer writer. He has served as the editor ofFrontierever since the death of Samar Sen, its founder editor, in 1987.
Anirban Biswastaught economics for three decades at Krishna Chandra College, Birbhum, West Bengal and has written two books,Cowrie Currency of IndiaandMoney and Markets from Pre-Colonial to Colonial India. He is currently the assistant editor ofFrontier.