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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. India Unbound (PB) by Gurcharan Das from Only Genuine Products . 30 Day Replacement Guarantee. Free Shipping. Cash On Delivery!.

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Read it Forward Read it first. I have memories of Naipaulesque India: It is an account of India’s economic journey after its Independence in The concept of ‘mixed economy’ which tried to use socialism as a tool to create wealth failed miserably and with it doomed millions unbohnd Indians.

For a nation to be great, there requires its development on all three fronts “India will never be a tiger. It is an elephant that has begun to lumber and move ahead. Pages to import images to Wikidata. Now the country has realised that its all about the revolutionary ideas that will help the country to think out of the box rather following the outdated policies, Many private entepreneurs are on the move slowly but steadily building up India in a good way India Unbound excels when Das describes his and other industrialists’ maddening experiences under the so-called License Raj, when any product launch or expansion needed state approval Now, acclaimed columnist Gurcharan Das traces India’s recent social and economic transformations in an eminently readable, impassioned narrative.

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. Gurcharan Das takes the reader on gurchraan journey from despair to freedom. 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.

The US got democracy in but did not embrace full-blooded capitalism until the early nineteenth century with the industrial revolution. Dec 27, Rakshit Ranjan rated dass really liked it.


Gurcharan Das captures this economic journey in this autobiographical narrative, through his life and that of people around him. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

India Unbound: The Social and Economic Revolution from Independence to the Global Information Age

He says that Indian are skeptic about the reforms on a global front for the basis irregular cultural views and in turn has resulted in depleted state of affairs in the rural part of the country which forms the larger junk of India. But the read felt a bit blunt in that realm, though it had its appeasing traits. According to author this pure Indian mentality to not trust somebody below you and mis communication. He also shows ds the reasons behind his optimism for his nation’s future, among which is the exciting landscape of information technology today.

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He has exactly d India Unbound is the name of the book I read last semester. Ironically the despair sets in almost immediately after India gains freedom in and continues for four decades after that. True that India is shining, there is a great growth in GDP and income is sky rocketing, but the disparities and inequality present within this huge country has conveniently been forgotten by the author.

Throughout the book,the reforms of are stressed on a lot and the book can be divided into before and after The cliche “India shining” Is true for a certain small percentage of population, and this book is very good for understanding the changes that are taking place within that narrow section of the society.

The hopes and desires that arose right after the independence were soon eroded when Nehru ignored the economic reforms and followed the path of USSR. Frustration of working in the era when Government did everything to stop private firms from working is visible. Because of the population and availability of the cheap labor, India lagged behind in technology and innovations. Aug 12, Jerry Jose rated it liked it.

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Nehru was ably supported by some of the best economists from across India. The book also points to the factors which led to the decline in the Indian economy under the British Raj. The author has to be congratulated for his ability to traverse the complex issues of politics, society and business and to relate them finely with the prevailing social conditions and with the aftermath of the government policies.


First two sections of the book describe how idealistic thinking of Nehru and Indira Gandhi led the country to poverty and socialist way of thinking. Doesn’t hesitate in calling Nehruvian socialism “foolish”. 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.

Indian generations were betrayed by its rulers by advocation of wrong methods of development thereby ruining its future prospects.

I can’t think of any other book that deals with India’s economic-political history in such an insightful fashion. Though one can’t differ much when the author criticizes the continuation of those some policies whose failure were becoming all too apparent, in the 70’s and 80’s. Oct 11, Hemant Joshi rated it really liked it.

Gurcharan Das has been able to convey the minute details of the License Raj just after India attained independence under Jawarharlal Nehru and how Nehru intended the welfare of the people of the co http: True that India is shining, there is a great growth A well written book from the perspective of a businessman.

Gurchxran using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the last section, Das describes the wave of reforms that ushered India and brought new hopes and aspirations to millions of people.

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Refresh and try again. I also had some fun imagining that this might be even more the case if he Through most of the reading I wanted to da critical of the book.

The economic policies followed by Indira Gandhi with the advice of her trusted economic advisers led India in to a very slow growth rate.