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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Four outstanding recent books

  1. The Oxford Companion to Economics in India, edited by Kaushik Basu. As I flipped the pages, I felt like sitting down and thoroughly reading roughly one third of the entries. [Link] [Link on Amazon] [Speech by Manmohan Singh about it].
  2. Scribner's Encyclopedia of India, edited by Stanley Wolpert (November 2005).
  3. Managing Globalisation: Lessons from India and China, edited by David Kelly, Ramkishen Rajan and Gillian Goh (November 2006). An edited set of papers from the inaugural conference of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore [Link on Amazon].
  4. Documenting Reforms, edited by S. Narayan, Macmillan India, 2006 [link to an article by him about this].


  1. Isnt it so much simpler and straight forward to say that you have contributed to all these books and would like your blog readers to take a look? Thats so much more honest than a self-congratulaory heading to the entry :)

  2. In all fairness, I'm an insignificant corner of the books. Readers should take interest in these works because they are outstanding books. I generally alert readers of this blog to my writings much before they appear in published form, so there isn't anything new to say on that score.


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