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Das, an Indian venture capitalist and columnist for the Times of India (and former CEO of Procter & Gamble India), uses his own experiences as a businessman. The nation’s rise is one of the great international stories of the late twentieth century, and in India Unbound the acclaimed columnist Gurcharan Das offers a. First published in , the best-selling India Unbound has been translated into several languages ‘Gurcharan Das has written a paean to liberalization (India.

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Gurucharan Das has told the story in first-person and as such has vastly limited the scope of the book. Not as relevant now. Here’s my review from my unboind.

Penguin Random Indua India Genre: The book portrays “market” as though it operates in some parallel universe where constraints like environmental concerns, lopsided economic structure and professional exploitation are unheard of.

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Because of the population and availability of the cheap labor, India lagged behind in technology and innovations. The book starts with a brief history of 18th and 19th century India.

He is editing for Penguin a fifteen-volume series called The Story of Indian Business, of which ten have appeared. As other authors cherish the revolution that began with independence inGurcharan Das does not find full cause for jubilation untilwhen India unleashed a series of economic reformsthe start of an “economic revolution” that he believes “may well be more important than the political revolution.

Jun 27, Pages Buy. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Even now because of poor policies its difficult for the country progress inspite of high investments. With India Unbound, he gives us a book that is at once vigorously analytical and vividly written—an essential insider’s road map to India, then and now. After reading this book, one would tend to see a lot of mistakes in Nehru’s view of modern India. The time when everyone was waiting to achieve the glorious heights that were promised and dreamed of during the stru This is one of those rare books, which talks sense and rationality cleverly avoiding the traps of hyper-active patriotism and still instilling a deep sense of belonging to your motherland!


This elegant essay has something for everyone. The writer not only puts a strong case for liberal reforms but debunks a lot of myths like the whole ‘rich get richer and poor poorer’ and ‘reforms with a human face’ theories. From being a depressing saga, the book suddenly leapt into the sunlight of such intense optimism and sudden lack of generalizations. Capitalism is the single pill that cures everything!

A well written book from the perspective of a businessman.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Though I may not agree with some of the perspectives offered I can understand how and why – there is definitely a lot worth thinking and considering. Get to Know Us. Small entrepreneurs, industrialist like Ambani who rose in the license era are hailed as true heroes as they managed to uplift the spirit of enterprise. Learn more about Amazon Prime. It can also be a useful starting point for a any non-native-Indian seeking to understand the nature of globalization as it has effected the dominant world-supplier of late, India.

But he failed to do so. Since coming to Delhi I have met many women who long for Bombay. We must give credit to the great man for protecting the nascent Indian industry against foreign players, especially given the context of recently being emancipated from the clutches of imperialism. Dec 11, Danish Zahoor rated it liked it. He tends to sell capitalism and free market practices as a panacea to all ills of the country. Share your thoughts with other customers.

This was suggested to me by a friend when i shared my enthusiasm about reading India after gandhi and a work on Nehru by Walter Crocker. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

Puru only lost that war because of bad management, miscommunication and distrust of his infantry. I would recommend this book whoever is keen in knowing the economic history of India from mid 20th century onwards. Buy the selected items together This item: Usually delivered in days? Das argues that the changes of the past fifty years have, at last, amounted to a revolution—and it is one that has not been chronicled before. And they both were in full favour of eas make over foreign.


At fifty, he took early retirement to unbund a full-time writer. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Please try again later. But for every success, there were thousands who failed. It seems that it takes more than education to bring civilization. India Unbound is an accomplishment, a must read for anyone keen on India in general and post-modern market India in particular. India After Gandhi, for a much more measured and detailed analysis of the political and social changes afterbut this book holds an important place as well, if not for its comprehensiveness or attention to details then at least for being a paean for the great India middle Class.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. Author brilliantly explained this phenomenon and shared his views on how India could become major part of knowledge revolution, which we’re already seeing. Sold by Faith’s and ships from Amazon Fulfillment.

This ubbound essay has something for everyone. This is a soft book on Indian economy that you can sit back and enjoy. Before reading this book, i was completely unaware of the economic ground of my country on the world platform. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Trivia About India Unbound: