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.

Keywords: Reforms, Book Review, Economic Growth

Author Bio

Narayan Ramachandran, Takshashila Institution

Narayan Ramachandran is the co-founder of and a Fellow at the Takshashila Institution