Who: Book titled To the Brink and Back: India’s 1991 Story
What: Written by Jairam Ramesh
When: Published in the first week of September 2015
To the Brink and Back: India’s 1991 Story: Jairam Ramesh
The book titled To the Brink and Back: India’s 1991 Story was in news in the first week of September 2015. It was written by former Union Environment and Forest Minister (Independent Charge) Jairam Ramesh.
The book deals with fast-paced changes in the economic sector introduced by the duo P V Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh in 1991.
It was the first hand account in the sense it narrates author’s observations when he was part of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) during first 90 days of the Narasimha Rao’s government.
It also holds key documents and notes, placed for the first time in the public domain; the personal papers of Narasimha Rao; private conversations with Manmohan Singh; Parliament proceedings; and the minutes of seminal Congress meetings.
At present, Jairam Ramesh is Chair of the Future Earth Engagement Committee, a research platform on global sustainability. He is also a member of the Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh.
He also authored Mobilising Technology for World Development (Co-editor, 1979), Making Sense of Chindia: Reflections on China and India (2005) and Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India (2015).