This is a book of collection of unusual writings of Deena Khatkhate, a well-acclaimed economist of international repute.The volume represents different facets of the author's intellectual personality. He is a keen observer of the societies and societal changes in India and abroad. His reflections as a social scientist with ""out of box"" thinking on politics, economics, institutions, social mores, race, family, law, classes, ideology, etc have a wide sweep. He sees the world around him - good and bad, profound and profane, conviviality and conflict, hypocracy and honesty, and approbation and opprobrium. The essays are written with rare sensitivity and insight; they acquire universality because the author looks at the world outside India from the eyes of an Indian national, looks at India from the eyes of an Indian emigrant to the developed land and reprises his own value system. He thus takes the readers into a world of new thoughts, emotion and experience.
Deena Khatkhate is a former director of research at the Reserve Bank of India, a former assistant director at the International Monetary Fund, and a former senior consultant for the United Nations and the World Bank. He is the author of numerous articles on economic development and monetary policy, which have appeared in publications such as "Economic and Political Weekly," "The Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics," and" Oxford Economic Papers."