By P Chidambaram

‘Chidambaram illuminates the the most important interface among economics and politics . . . his sort is easy, austere, notable . . . there's a lot that I loved during this booklet’ —Meghnad Desai in PBI - Indian exhibit

‘Economics is the technological know-how of the potential made to appear just like the paintings of the very unlikely’ is a definition that may ring a bell with any finance minister of PBI - India who, each year, has to accomplish the nice PBI - Indian desire trick. differently referred to as the Budget—a cautious balancing act among profit and expenditure, tax charges and tax sops, development and fairness, reforms and the established order. inside those constraints, even if, there's a lot finance minister can truly accomplish, as P. Chidambaram, one in every of PBI - India’s so much finished economists and commentators, exhibits in A View from the surface, a suite of columns that assesses the guarantees and function of the NDA executive within the interval 2002–2004.

The columns, initially released within the PBI - Indian exhibit and the monetary Express,reflect the perspectives of Chidambaram, finance minister among 1996 and 1998 and back from 2004 onwards, on a variety of matters that stay very important whatever the executive in energy. in addition they offer snapshots of the PBI - Indian economic climate in strong instances and undesirable. This assortment covers topics corresponding to agriculture, reforms, budgets, currency reserves, monetary development and tax regulations. It additionally deals perceptive political analyses and a few telling reviews on social concerns. way over mere reactions to advancements in the course of that interval, Chidambaram presents the reader with a very transparent realizing of the issues underlying the PBI - Indian economy—and its politics—and methods of fixing them.


‘There is lots of knowledge during this publication, in addition to entertainment’— Gurcharan Das in Outlook

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