What is your money worth? Ten years hence, will it still buy what it does today? If not, why not? Inflation. But guess what, the value of the rupee can actually be kept fairly stable if its issuer, the RBI, does its job well. Trouble is, for that it needs to be free to do what it must without being bullied by an overspending government. Alas, that's a tall order. And just as the RBI was beginning to pursue good economics, things took a drastic turn for the worse. Can India's central bank recover? This breezily written book on the RBI's history is well worth a read if the value of money and the central bank's role in economic prosperity interest you.