Book Review: The Black Tiger by Srijan Pal Singh

Book Name: The Black Tiger

Author: Srijan Pal Singh

Publisher: Fingerprint

Rating: 5/5

Book Blurb: The Black Tiger is a product of a lucid research into the complicated world of black money—its mechanisms, its movement, and its soft spots.

A meditative and well-referenced critique of corruption and its corruptible practices, the book is a study of various countries across time and geography that have fought corruption in their own systems. From the ICAC of Hong Kong to the Clean Governance of Georgia and from the fight against Foreign Parked Black Money by a US court to the truly consequential None of the Above vote of Colombia, Srijan Pal Singh, trusted advisor and a close associate of Dr. Kalam, analyses case after case, putting forth cogent arguments on the many dimensions of corruption and how it can be systematically weeded out from India.

At once fascinating, absorbing, and informative, The Black Tiger is a must-read for those who wish to know how India can become a superpower in the next few years, as envisioned by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

Book Review: The Black Tiger is a comprehensive and well-written critique of the corrupt system that is now so commonplace in India. However, Srijan Pal Singh has dealt with this subject in a very positive manner and offers solutions rather than a pessimistic condemnation of the corruption spectacle in India.

The author has a wealth of experience, having worked with no less than Dr. Kalam and he uses frequent anecdotes from his own experiences to draw analogies. Srijan offers advice and inputs that are not out of reach of the common man, this makes The Black Tiger a delight to read.

He begins the book with Demonetisation and sums up almost all aspects of the corruption system in India. The book is driven by statistical and factual evidence which makes it all the more credible. The Black Tiger comes across as a work of profound research and scholarship, yet is presented in a simple manner and can be understood even by laymen with no experience in economics.

Read The Black Tiger and find out how you can make a difference by doing ordinary things for India and in the process, help in rooting out corruption.

Naturally, I couldn’t find anything worthy of criticism in this marvelous book.

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