Everything you always wanted to know about globalisation

A Citizen's Guide to the Globalisation of Finance

by Kavaljit Singh

Zed Books, London, 1999

pp xt+187, INR 120

ISBN 81 86816 08 9

Some time ago, in a currency dealer's room in one of the big banks in Singapore, this Nepali writer was amazed to see sums equalling Nepal's GDP changing hands every hour. The sheer volume of money that was multiplying itself was astonishing. This big world of money was difficult to comprehend. It was a time to wonder what an ordinary citizen from South Asia might think about the astronomical amounts of money that today float around in the world of finance, and whether s/he had any idea of how his/her life was being impacted by that movement.

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