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On the Turnpike   
On the Turnpike
Indian Economy Since 1947
& Indian Economic Service at 50
T.C.A. Srinivasan-Raghavan

Hard-bound Book (10 10)  :   Pages : 102

2012  Edition   :   ISBN - 978-81-7188-930-3

Price : Rs. 1500.00  / USD 49.95

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On the Turnpike traces the origin and history of the Indian Economic Service and in the process provides fascinating glimpses into how economic policy in India was shaped, the drama behind the various Budgets, and the thinking and compulsions that led to key decisions being made. It also captures the personalities of the key players who shaped these policies.

The book describes the circumstances under which the Cadre for advising and shaping economic policy under the Ministry of Finance was born, the contributions it has made, the challenges it has faced and the path ahead.

Those looking for a quick and comprehensible insights into the wisdom and follies of Indian economic policy over the last 60 years will find this book instructive and amusing.

About the Author:

TCA Srinivasa-Raghavan is a journalist and columnist. He has written extensively on political economy over three decades for papers such as the Financial Express, the Economic Times and the Business Standard. He is currently with the Hindu Business Line. His light style has helped simplify economics for the non economists and helped bring the subject closer to the reader.


by Kaushik Basu, Chief Economic Adviser, Government of India.

by Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India.

Message by Pranab Mukherjee, Finance Minister of India

The Task Ahead by Bimal Jalan

My IES Colleagues by Ashok K Lahiri

A Unique Service by Nitin Desai

The Conception: Constitution of IES

The Age of Innocence: 1947-1957

The Fiscal Robinhoods: 1957-1969

The Path to Fiscal Indiscretion: 1970-1979

In Search of Growth: 1980-1990

India Rising but Slowly: 1991 onwards

Indian Financial History at a Glance


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