Bachelor in Economics and Political Science with honors, Calcutta University, 1958. Master of Arts in Economics, Calcutta University, 1960. Postgraduate, Manchester University, 1965.
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Manchester University, 1968.
Lecturer in economics Goenka College, Calcutta, 1961-1963, Vidyasagar Evening College, Calcutta, 1961-1964, University Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1968-1970. Fellow University Western Ontario, London, Canada, 1965. Lecturer, senior lecturer, professor University Sydney, Australia, since 1970, foundation director South Asian studies Australia.
Lecturer in economics Simon Fraser University, Barnaby, Canada, 1974. Consultant Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio/television, Sydney, since 1970, United Nations Institute Development Economic Planning, Madagascar, Malagasy Republic, 1975, United Nations Development Program, Algiers, Algeria, 1976, United Nations Conference Trade and Development, Geneva, 1977. Fellow Research Institute Asia and Pacific Studies, Sydney.
Acting general secretary Calcutta University Students Union, 1958-1960. General secretary Mancher University Indian Students Union, 1965-1966. Convenor Anti-Apartheid Movement, Sydney University, 1970-1971.
President Sydney University Palestine Human Rights, 1980-1983. Lieutenant National Civic Corps., 1963-1964. Member International Institute for Development Studies (life), Economic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Center for Indian Studies Sydney (treasurer 1989-1994).
Married Ellen Mary McEwen, November 15, 1980. Children: Rita, Bina.