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VKRV: A politician-economist

It has been my lament for long that Indians in public life seldom write their autobiographies. History is poorer for their reticence. But of late I have come round to the view that this reticence could largely be on account of complicity, if not in wrong-doing, then at least in monumental goof-ups. After all, those who live in glass houses don’t throw stones. Of course, the market is very small, too. India also does not have much of a tradition in biographies. Very few are written, mostly by foreigners, and much of what is published by Indians is too one-sided. Several are ...