"For any one interested in the economic history of India from after Independence to now this is the book to read. An objective analysis of our economic journey through the decades of Independence. The last half decade has been specially disappointing. A huge opportunity provided by both domestic and global factors has been wasted by a government busy with only event and headline management."
Yashwant Sinha, Former Minister of Finance and Minister of External Affairs
"As the Modi-led NDA reaches the end of an underwhelming term, Salman Soz eviscerates its economics in prose that is refreshingly accessible, engaging and lucid. The Great Disappointment offers a straightforward and timely appraisal of 5 years of confused economic policy-making and catalogues the great opportunities squandered by the ruling dispensation. In this masterful, far-reaching volume, Salman Soz seals his credentials as one of contemporary India's most authoritative voices on the state of our political economy."
Shashi Tharoor. Author and Member of Parliament
"Salman has produced a very timely must read on the Modi government's economic record carefully separating fact from fiction. Despite good luck in the form of low oil prices and a benign global environment the outcomes - especially on job creation and farm distress- are as the carefully researched book aptly shows hugely disappointing. For 'Achhe Din' India needs a carefully thought through Vision for the future - not a compendium of political slogans and flashy schemes."
Ajay Chhibber, former assistant secretary general, United Nations and senior World Bank official
“In The Great Disappointment, Salman Soz has placed his finger unerringly on the single most intriguing political economy question of our times: How did Narendra Modi, elected with such fanfare to transform the Indian economy, end up wasting the opportunity of a lifetime? This book is a must read for anyone with a serious interest in the Indian economy.”
Sadanand Dhume, Columnist, Wall Street Journal and Resident Fellow American Enterprise Institute
"In The Great Disappointment, Salman Soz prosecutes a sustained, empirical critique of the Modi government's stewardship of the economy. With lucid prose and rich detail, Soz provokes a timely debate that every Indian has a stake in."
Milan Vaishnav, Senior Fellow and Director of the South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace