• Deepak Nayyar, an eminent economist, is Professor Emeritus at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. Photography has been a hobby and a passion for more than 50 years, ever since he got his first primitive box camera in 1958 when he was not quite 12 years old. In an academic career spanning four decades, Professor Nayyar taught Economics at the University of Oxford, the University of Sussex, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and the New School for Social Research, New York.His professional life in academia has been interspersed with time in the world of public policy, including as Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India and Secretary in the Ministry of Finance. He also served as Vice Chancellor of the University of Delhi from 2000 to 2005. Professor Nayyar was educated at St. Stephen's College and the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Thereafter, as a Rhodes Scholar, he went on to study at Balliol College, University of Oxford, where he obtained a D.Phil in Economics. He has published 14 books as an academic. This is his first book outside the domain of Economics. He hopes there will be more.

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