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Montek Singh Ahluwalia's new book uncovers India's 'Backstage' story

Montek Singh Ahluwalia's book should be read by those who want to understand the past and those responsible for planning our future, says Nitin Desai

Nitin Desai 

John Maynard Keynes said that “If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble competent people on a level with dentists that would be splendid.”* Montek Singh Ahluwalia is one such dentist who quietly and steadily helped to repair the damaged ones and insert new ones to give Indian economic policy a sharp set of teeth to bite into, digest and absorb the opportunities offered by economic globalisation.

In this book he has presented a detailed narrative of how this repair took place despite moans and groans from the patient. This book “tells the story ...

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First Published: Fri, February 21 2020. 23:51 IST
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