Book Review: Cents & Non cents by Mohammed Saif

  • ISIN: 9352013654
  • Genre: Non fiction / Business / Economics
  • Publishers: Leadstart Publishing
  • Price: Rs. 299/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)
What is the root cause of inflation? { } Too much money in circulation. { } Demand for goods exceeds supply. { } Increase in the cost of production. { } All of the above. { } None of the above. For millennia, the waywardness of inflation has vexed economists and financial experts alike yet neither individuals nor nations have succeeded in coming to grips with it. Across the world, it is the common man, bewildered and exasperated by this baffling phenomenon called 'inflation', who has always been left holding the short end of the stick. No matter what the remedial measures adopted by experts, INFLATION will just not be TAMED. This book, written by a non-economist, in a style readily comprehensive by lay persons (who are not adverse to a modicum of basic maths), delves into the arcane world of money, commerce, banking and finance to wring out the shocking truth about inflation from the shadowy depths. These pages will indelibly alter the reader's perception of money and leave the worlds of banking and economics both shaken and stirred.

Behind the book


About the author  

Mohammed Saiful Islam is a graduate in Pure Sciences. He then studied Chartered Accountancy before taking up a career in banking. His predilection for academic pursuits steered him towards assignments as diverse as Industrial Engineering, Business Management,Information Technology and Enterprise Risk Management. This extensive exposure has added value to this book. Saif has travelled extensively and lived in many places across India. Post-retirement he has taken up writing as a full-time occupation.

Me thinks

This book is a very well researched book as the author traces the journey of money and its role in Indian economy till now. The language is very simple to understand. Instead of going into details and making it like a text book the author has tried using story telling as a mode to make it interesting.

Despite being a masters in Finance and working in that industry for so long there are quite a lot of things which were new for me as well and I felt as if I had become a student once again where I was learning, looking up in Google for facts and enjoying all that I gathered. I even recommended this book to a few colleagues and friends who share similar interests.Kudos to the author for managing to write something so simple and yet effective!

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Foodie Verdict

This book is like Rose Falooda - old yet gold and has a taste for every mood of yours!



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