Mansoor Khan is an Indian filmmaker who achieved overnight success with his directorial debut, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak - the film which also kicked off the acting career of Aamir Khan. In recent times, he has ventured into a different territory altogether, The Third Curve being his first attempt at writing. The book provides a deep insight into the present economic scenario around the world. The book helps the readers get a hang of the concept of sustainable energy and understand how it can potentially give the world economy a facelift.
The Third Curve trashes the Perpetual Growth theory, an important tenet of modern Economics. Theauthor is of the opinion that Perpetual Growth theory actually misleads people into believing that the Earth is bestowed with limitless resources. However, by referencing to the 'Peak Oil' theory, which states that almost half of the world's reserve of fossil fuels, including oil, has been used up, the book aims at making readers realise the need to think on new lines. The author stresses on the fact that people need to start using sustainable energy resources that will actually help further the Perpetual Growth theory.
The book tries to dispel several myths with regard to economic growth. For instance, it emphasises that energy and not money is what drives the worldwide economy. Written in an argumentative tone and engaging style, the book doesn't resort to hyperbole or overstatement. The book is rapidly climbing up the sales chart on account of the clarity in the arguments presented, the extensive research which backs the arguments, and the ease with which the points are hit home. Prerna Bindra of Hindustan Times has praised Mansoor Khan for having "argued his case really well". The book is available both online and offline. Those who prefer buying books online, can choose from any of the online stores listed on Junglee.
The book was published by India Book House on January 1, 2012. This edition is available in paperback binding. It has the ISBN 10 number of 8192635104 and the ISBN 13 number of 9788192635101.