On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the Howes House Tuesday discussion group ponders problems shared between the U.S. and India. Speaker Jim Norton will share views from the new book by Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen titled An Uncertain Glory, India and its Contradictions, which argues that many of the country’s economic development problems stem from ignoring the basic needs of the people — particularly women and the poor. Mr. Norton will also explore the similarities shared with the U.S. economy.

The conversation takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Howes House on State Road in West Tisbury. Free and open to all.