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.
Jul 20, Sneha Divakaran rated it really liked it. Gurucharan Das has told the unbounr in first-person and as such has vastly limited the scope of the book.
Gurucharan Das made this book extremely interesting and informative by powerful usage of anecdotes and statistics.
India Unbound: The Social and Economic Revolution from Independence to the Global Information Age
But once I started to read the book, I was so impressed by the way Das explained the economics of India in rather simple words. Unbuond very informative and gives a heads up on varied topics unbpund to economics. The effects of the economy and the policies are well illustrated by Das with examples from his corporate life, building the market for a world renowned company in india.
Nov 16, Sharath Chandra Darsha rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Rise of Modern India.
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He takes a very personal approach citing examples he himself has experienced, conversations he had, and the situations he had to face as a manager and a businessman. None of them raised voice. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Not as relevant now. Start reading India Unbound on your Kindle in under a minute. Preview — India Unbound by Gurcharan Das.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Do give it a read!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Das goes on with the way India sailed through 70s gugcharan 80s and how India came under huge debt by early 90s. Instead of creating jobs it in reality decreased the job opportunities.
After reading the book, I came to know the importance of economic reforms. Gurcharan Das examines the highs and lows of daa India through the prism of history, his own experiences and those of numerous others he has met—from young people in sleepy UP villages to chiefs of software companies in Bangalore. The last few chapters seemed a bit like a drag but overall, the book is very good and a must read. The book basically revolves around the travel experiences of Gurcharan Das encompassing his excellent observational and analytical skills.
Also, further details on anotomy of open economy and its social evolution would have helped the reader to form an informed and balanced point of view. These are no simple topics to discuss and sometimes they do tend to be verbose unfortunately. And how the social, cultural precepts and the post-scripts of the times influenced the structure and the direction of the economy.
The author is a strong advocate of free market policies and comes down heavily on Nehruvian thinking. This is a soft book on Indian economy that you can sit back and enjoy.
The author rights unnound a chapter called “The lost generation” that speaks specifically about this. The author paints the clear contrast between India pre-Independence, post-independence indla, and the more recent striving-capitalist.
See all customer images. Although the author rejected the whole concept of ‘Mixed’ economy of India after independence as idealistic and wish-fulfilling, his whole-hearted endorsement of economic reforms as the panacea for all perils seems much the same. According to author this pure Indian mentality to not trust somebody below you and mis communication. Our politicians failed us, the beurocracy failed us but it was the undying spirit of people that led us to where we are.
The anecdotes are fascinating felt like taking a peep into a history book. Economic development is and will remain the core of the country’s progress! Its not your standard economics book, it is mixed with a flair of story telling and author’s own experiences thus making this a fascinating read. I can’t think of any other book that deals with India’s economic-political history in such an insightful fashion. He tends to sell capitalism and free market practices as a panacea to all ills of the country.
At fifty, he took early retirement to become a full-time writer. That explains the title of the book, though he could just as well have titled it “Gurcharan Unbound” – after all, it was not just India that reinvented itself towards the end of this ‘personal history’.
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