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Vinod Vyasulu Economic Reforms and the People by C T Kurie; Madhyam Books, Delhi, C T KURIEN has been a scholarly observer of the Indian economy lor many years and his seminal contributions are known, and deeply appreciated, in the profession. In this monograph he shows another facet of himself: a practitioner of the difficult art of advocacy. He brings to bear his formidable analytical skills to examine the ongoing process of reforms, and he does so without talking down to the ordinary reader; thelanguage is simple, the argument lucid, the sincerity obvious. Not for him the crude device of trying to brainwash his reader. He places an analysis before his reader, scrupulously pointing out the gaps and deficiencies in data and logic. The objective is to place a logical point of view before the reader, and let her judge for herself. It is an important contribution to the practice of democracy in this country This nook consists of a series of articles published originally in Frontline, and brought together by Madhyam Books to present be tore the people an assessment of the economic reforms of the Congress government that is now facing the elections, The price tag of Rs 30 makes this really possible. It is a commendable effort which deserves both support and imitation.

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