ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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OFFICIAL PAPER-Dim Light on Import Substitution

scholar. However, his presentation leaves much to be desired. A multitude of facts float around without fitting into a coherent framework. The material has not been organised, and the book is littered with irritating repetitions. There is also a curious lack of precision in Imam's language. He describes a categorical offer of a deal by the Soviet emissary Krasin to Curzon in 1920 as "a broad hint". This would have been comprehensible, if there was a general tendency towards understatement in the book. But this is not so. For instance, some 40 pages later he speaks of "unconditional support to Indian nationalism" by Soviet Union in the early 1920s (emphasis added).

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