About the Book
The main hypothesis of the book is that happiness of its people is the real measurement of a country’s economic performance and social progress. Neither increase in GDP nor hyper-consumption can increase happiness after a threshold level. An attempt has been to define happiness or well-being as they determine the quality of life of the people on sustainable basis. The whole book is divided into four parts. Part I defines the concept of happiness and its methods of measurement. Part II explains the main determinants of quality of life. Part III deals with the relationship between economics and happiness. Part IV reviews the theories of Virtue Ethics and the role of major religions of the world in enhancing people’s happiness.
About the Author
Dr. S.D. Chamola did his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the Panjab University, Chandigarh. He retired as Professor and Head, Department of Economics and Business Management, CSS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. After retirement, he got Senior Fellowship from the Indian Council of Social Research (ICSSR) and published a book Kautilya Arthshastra and Science of Management-Its Relevance for Contemporary India. He also served as a visiting Professor in Guru Jambheshar University of Technology and Management, Hisar. Dr. Chamola has teaching and research experience of 40 years, and has supervised more than 10 Ph.D. students. He has published two books and 150 research papers in various journals in India and abroad.