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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My wife explains that Bombay gives women dignity.

Want to Read saving…. Lots of perspectives interwoven with his own lifestory, albeit a little partial to economoc aspects. From then on the writing takes on a breathless character, as if Das in his old age has recaptured the spirit that was supposed to awaken Independent India half a century ago.

However, references in the footnotes would have been a credible source of further reading for the readers as at some points, it becomes too opinionated. V Narasimha Rao’s policy to open up Indian market for foreign investment and trade Please try again later. The vulnerabilities and lack-of-confidence were too big a factor and also a very possible danger of utter anarchy and failure of state.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. On the subtle art of dharma which interrogates the epic, Mahabharata. All in all, it reads like a hard selling advertising material for the capitalist cause!

While even China did a better job inspite all the civil problems in improving the standard of living The basic drawback of this book is that the hypothesis and conclusion drawn by the author is completely one sided.

Gurcharan Das is a columnist for the Times of India and other newspapers, and is the author of three plays and a novel. It also provides brief information about moments that require detailed treatment and can do with a little watering down on the jargon frontier.


India went wrong Firstly by advocating wrong design for brininging about development with nothing really been done for developmentnext in the name upliftment of the poor couldn’t work much on the contrary they were left as such.

In my honest opinion, this book is beautifully jndia and must read for anyone who feels connected to India. The author paints the clear contrast between India pre-Independence, post-independence socialist, and the more recent striving-capitalist.

And how the social, cultural precepts and the post-scripts of the times influenced the structure and the direction of the economy. Good reading for economics students. He vividly paints the reasons for the failure of so called Indian socialism and how it choked the Indian economy for 40 years since her independence. This particular chapter has many such conceptual mistakes. I can’t think of any other book that deals with India’s economic-political history in such an insightful fashion.

However, the treatement of some very intricate inbound of indian society such as the varna and jati system are distinctly shoddy and superficial.

The latter perhaps more than the former, possibly because of my closer interaction with it — travel, friends and of course NDTV.

Very good book and excellent reading material for those who need an understanding on the liberalisation. The Difficulty of Being Good.

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

Now, acclaimed columnist Gurcharan Das traces India’s recent social and economic transformations in an eminently readable, impassioned narrative. The juxtaposition to Japan for instance is indicated in this book and worthy of reflection. Please try again later. A very good book on India’s post-independence economic history On the Subtle Art of Dharma.

Jun 16, Vignesh CV rated it really liked it Shelves: Showing of 99 reviews. Nov 19, Shrinivas Devshatwar rated it it was amazing. And not to forget, India had just broken free of foreign occupation after two centuries. For most of the book this imbued it with a needless tragic sense and also made it seem artificial. 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 today is a vibrant free-market democracy, a nation well on its way to overcoming decades of widespread poverty.


Paperbackpages. Books about the economy of India Economic history of India —present Books about economic policy. Something tremendous is happening in India, and Das, with his keen eye and often elegant prose, has his finger firmly on the pulse of the transformation.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. India stands within a small group of countries that has established a democratic nationalism organically, however flawed that system might be. Although the author rejected the whole concept of ‘Mixed’ economy of India after independence as idealistic and dws, his whole-hearted endorsement of economic reforms as the panacea for all perils seems much the same.

The conceptual basis of the book is still useful though, although the context in which it was written was completely different Das wrote this ina whole indja years ago. Its a pleasure reading this book Bombay Lost and Found. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Indira Gandhi started programme of Garibi Hatao but it was Amiri hatao.

I beleive the next wave of economic reform had been set in motion now with GST and company insolvency acts. The book often diverts its attention to societal analysis, governance and sometimes even management advice, but somehow all of it manages to fit well with the overall narrative.

Political freedom was gained in but economic freedom was ushered in with the removal of licence raj, cutting red tape and allowing movement of capital.

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