The second and the third chapter deal with concept of poverty, its identification and aggregation.
They further proved that the inflation was pretty much the same throughout India. This is true to some extent but the author here is trying to fit in a jigsaw puzzle with two or more puzzles thrown in at once.
Elaborate delibarations on poverty and deprivation is included here and I wish these were more widely circulated or perhaps made compulsory reads at high schools. The case studies chosen are of widely different nature and lend credit to his work.
Printing of currency leading to inflationary pressures 2. The aggregation is dealt with by advocating the axiom of "Ranked Relative Deprivation".
The first and second section can be read by anyone slightly concerned with the word - Poverty while appendices are for the more learned.
He presents various methods of poverty evaluation and a critique of each- 1. Thus, even if plenty is available in author's words - "Starvation is seen as the result of his inability to establish entitlement to enough food".