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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India Unbound: The Social and Economic Revolution from Independence to the Global Information Age
The books is divided into three parts – Pre independence and Nehru Era, Nehru-Liberalization era and the post liberalization era. They were inefficient and marred by corruption and labour politics. If you are inquisitive about post-independence India, but don’t know where to start, start here.
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 Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Book communicates India’s continuing rise from poverty to prosperity and the clash of visions that gircharan leaders offered post Independence era. 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 sweeping economic history of India from independence to the new millennium.
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. In Bombay, she can take a taxi unbounc midnight; in Delhi a girl cannot walk freely on the street in the evening. The vulnerabilities and lack-of-confidence were too big a factor and also a very possible danger of utter anarchy and gutcharan of state.
He rightly gives credit Mr. If Bombay respects women, Delhi looks on them as sex objects. None of them raised voice.
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.
In early 18th century, India was a leading grcharan country in the world and it had Then somewhere towards the end, Das gives up the pretense of telling his own story and plunges into a reflective and more clear-headed assessment of present day India, no longer overshadowed by the perceived failures of the past.
It was so sad to know that policies introduced by Nehru and his contemporary leaders with good intentions in fact had a negative impact on our ubnound. You don’t have to be a student of economics to understand the simple concepts and facts stated in the book!
It is also full of the kind of stories which make that fascinating country come alive for the reader. India today is a vibrant free-market democracy, a nation well on its way to overcoming decades of widespread poverty.
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. Many of the caricatures are flimsy, and many of the generalisations pe Re-read India Dws after 8 years.
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.
Jan 08, Anupam rated it it was amazing. He categorizes the complete timeline from to in three major sections: My only complaint with the writing would gurchaan that the ideas and examples got repetitive multiple times. Wonderfully explains the rot the Indian bureaucracy has caused to the country.
His international bestseller, India Unbound, is a narrative account of India from Independence to the global Information Age, and has been published in many languages and filmed by BBC.
India Unbound | Gurcharan Das
Personally as someone with slightly left of centre views on fiscal matters this was very enlightening and I believe necessary, as Das is wholeheartedly pro-capitalism in his ideas but he sells them well and address the problems with interest This is is a really insightful book chronicling India’s gkrcharan post independence in the economic world.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He also shows us the reasons behind his optimism for his nation’s future, among which is the exciting landscape of information technology today. He weaves his personal story into the larger context of contemporary history: He also gets into much details about the opening up of the economy in by Dr.
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Aug 12, Jerry Jose gurcharxn it liked it. Oct 07, Anurag Chilukuri rated it really liked it. Not as relevant now. Also one inndia to keep in mind that Nehru and his economic policies were as much Not a perfect book by any means, in particular the rail against Socialist policies of Nehru and the single pointed demonizing of the Indian bureaucracy seem a little simplistic and one-sided. It is just a casual read book still invokes i This is a great book to understand the political indiw of post independent India till the onset of software revolution.
Das salutes Nehru for the democracy that he gave to India, but it came at the much larger cost of inefficient unbouhd bureaucratic governance that sucked the economic lifeblood of the nation. Pages to import images to Wikidata. India gave itself democracy inbut capitalism only came in with the reforms.
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.
Since coming to Delhi I have met many women who long for Bombay. Read it Forward Read it first.