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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Not ds relevant now. It can be referenced as a personal account of a tumultuous period and its effects on a well established upper middle-class native family who thought apart from the norms of society at time. Democracy First and Capitalism Next is no mean context to be a part of, given the manner in which the world has shaped up further to Second Unbkund War.

They were inefficient and marred by corruption and labour politics. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The part where he describes how PVNR brought about liberalization is very interesting though.

Also on the I have memories of Naipaulesque India: It is also full of the kind of stories which make that fascinating country come alive for the reader. Write a customer review. Its not your standard economics book, it is mixed with a flair of story telling gurcyaran author’s own experiences thus making this a fascinating read.

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Defining and exploring unbounv new mindset of the nation, India Unbound is the perfect introduction to contemporary India. He further charts the challenges facing the economy and how to go about dealing with them. Das explains the details in such a way that the reader never feels that what Nehru had done was not completely out of the track, but was not suited for India. The book cites an irony when it states that the ‘ Garibi Hatao ‘ policies followed by Mrs.

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His certain opinion towards the government policies seems fair, considering his business education and corporate background in pre-liberalised economy.

All this nit-picking aside, if you could measure the success of a book by the enthusiasm and the verve in each page this could be a downright winner.

The author also make some astute observations about the direction of indian business.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. He asks why an man who now known as man who liberalized India did not do anything when he was in the position to do it. Read reviews that mention must read india unbound good book post independence wonderful book anyone who wants good read book which tells indian economy worth read social and economic india from independence read book gurdharan for every books gives india post read good book and excellent read economics country.

Gurcharan Das is a columnist for the Times of India and other newspapers, and is the author of three plays and a novel.

It is an elephant that has begun to lumber and move ahead. Its a pleasure reading this book The time when everyone was waiting to achieve the glorious heights that were promised and dreamed of during the struggle for independence.

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So Aditya Birla expanded his business but not in India. This has been clearly narrated by the author. The writer leaves no loose end in expressing his love for the country called India though he misses on some points that demands utmost attention of the executive,judiciary and legislature in renovating a new India. The constant disdain and abuse heaped on “Hindu nationalism” distracts the reader from the main point being made.

Narasimha Rao who steered the reformers all the way through. Das salutes Nehru for the democracy that he gave to India, but it came at the much larger cost of inefficient and bureaucratic governance that sucked the economic lifeblood of the nation.

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. Author brilliantly explained this phenomenon and shared his views on how India could become major part of knowledge revolution, which we’re already seeing. This book opened a whole new world to me. Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity.


You don’t have to be a student of economics to understand the simple concepts and facts stated in the book! 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. He has been proven right in saying that the software industry would recover form the dot com bust and forge ahead. So, it’s not much of a surprise that it takes a crisis to shake things up. The economic policies followed by Indira Gandhi with the advice of her trusted economic advisers led India in to a very slow growth rate.

Ironically the despair sets in almost immediately after India gains freedom in and continues for four decades after that. 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! How to Change the World: Any body who wants to know how our dear nation has done since indepandance and how it is doing in the current scenario in regard to the economic situation.

India Unbound

The third part is not as good as the first two parts, may be because, by the time he wrote the book the story was still unfolding. Trivia About India Unbound: Although it’s true that treading down this path had left us in a dire state, the continuous chiding makes one lose interest at different points. At fifty, he took early retirement to become a full-time writer. India today is a vibrant free-market democracy and has begun to flex its muscles in the global information economy and on the world stage.

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