Ashok Desai, Economist, Columnist

"Gurcharan Das has written a paean to liberalisation (India Unbound, Viking) arguably the most readable book on the reforms of the 1990s. Gurcharan is a magical writer and a great story-teller; his account of the reforms is so upbeat that even I thought we had accomplished something."

- Ashok Desai, former chief economist in the ministry of finance, writes about India Unbound, Business Standard, New Delhi, November 28, 2000