A Gentle Book by a Gentleman
Book Review of Backstage: The Story Behind India’s High Growth Years by Montek Singh Ahluwalia
Issue: Mar-Apr 2021
This book is a useful read, despite its moderation, because, so few books have been written about India’s contemporary political economy. Montek’s book Backstage offers a clearer picture of an important time and fills in the gaps on some of the characters involved. Montek’s penchant for comprehensive rather than piece-meal reform is a good takeaway for a younger generation of economic policy makers.