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Mystique of Non-Formal Education

 of the Vulnerable sections' in the rest of India I As already mentioned, the book contains a mine of information and if it does not contain enough of highbrow analytical sophistication, it should not bother an average reader. Even a professional economist will be well advised to keep it on his shelf for he too occasionally needs facts and figures and precise sequence of policy-influencing events. On some issues, for example, one pertaining to the onerous task of rotating the buffer stock he may learn a thing or two about which his knowledge is hazy. On the other hand, he may skip a few chapters, particularly those on themes like prices which need at least a minimum of theoretical underpinning. In such situations the author appears to have followed a simple device of quoting someone known to him as an economist. The outcome is not particularly illuminating. But, we need not expect to derive all enlightenment from a single source.

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