the book is very informative , high in VALUE low in PRICE. it is a 500 page book with high quality paper & good printing. as imported books price includes shipping + import fee it costs rs 600 to 700 extra , in that sense the price of the book is not more than rs 1000. so the book is not costly in any sense. a book should be seen by the VALUE it gives to its reader, not by the PRICE of the book. enjoying the pursuit of a journey of lifelong learning..kudos to gautam baid for the book.