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on 23 July 2017
Just about ok book .. Considering i havent read any other book by an RBI professional ..
mainly revolves around why certain decisions were taken by the RBI governor ... and his substantiation.
Could have been better
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on 20 August 2017
The author has portrayed the five turbulent years at the helm of RBI in a very simple and lucid manner. The book explains the practical difficulties in making monetary policy decisions. Must read for those who wants to understand more about RBI and its functions.
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on 25 August 2017
Book is very well written as far as different policy aspects are concerned, you will know how one can reasonably response to the turmoil through unconventional means.
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on 13 March 2017
Should be read by everyone who is aspiring for RBI.
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on 1 September 2017
Good book
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on 12 August 2017
A simple yet effective book on knowing the work and scope of india's central bank and it's policy making.
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on 11 April 2017
Just Awesome.
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on 24 July 2017
Insight into RBI working
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on 5 November 2016
Duvvuri Subbarao has a brilliant writing style. He does not try to sensationalize various events during his tenure as RBI Governor. Instead, he takes a very sensible approach of talking about the challenge, its impact, actions he took, constraints he had and the outcome of the actions. I simply cannot stop praising his writing style. He also gives an excellent account of the work done by RBI, its front line managers and its senior leaders.

You do not have to be a finance or banking expert to understand this book. Anyone who is informed about the 2008 US mortgage crisis, 2010 high inflation situation in India, various financial scams in the country during 2008-2013 period, high interest rates, Saradha scam, Microfinance scam, monetary policies - will find this book extremely interesting to read. D Subbarao gives us the behind the scenes actions that were taking place to create these problems and how the various Government and Banking officials were working to minimize the impact on Indian economy.

D Subbarao also writes about some interesting events (with him in focus that are linked with each other. He had a role to play in pledging India's gold to IMF during 1991 crisis and he, as RBI Governor, bought gold from IMF in 2010. As Finance Secretary, he wrote a letter to DoT asking them not to proceed with 2G auctions in 2007 (this letter was one of the evidences against the UPA government in 2G scam) and his 2-year extension in 2011 as RBI Governor was approved by UPA due to turmoil created by the same 2G scam.

IIT. IAS. Finance Secretary, Govt of AP. Finance Secretary, Govt of India. Governor, RBI. You do not need any better credentials to write a book. As a reader this book gives the highest level of satisfaction.

Only drawback to the book is that it lacks any visual representations (like graphs, charts, pictures, etc). Readability factor of the book could have been further improved with some insightful visualizations. But again, this is just a minor thing.
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on 9 September 2016
A wonderful book on an interesting journey of the former Central Bank governor. I felt the language used and the jargon applied are a bit over the top for non-banking, non-technical folks. But then perhaps it is obvious the banking sector is full of them. Overall I would say it is a good book to understand the functioning of the Central Bank.
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