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

The books is divided into three parts – Pre independence and Nehru Era, Nehru-Liberalization era and the post liberalization era. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Moreover, Indira Gandhi made the situation even worse with strict licensing, instead of repairing the damage done. Views Read Edit View history.

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But he says gutcharan they did it out of compulsion and not because they had vision. There is a parallel story, almost an auto biography, of the author which talks of various experiences of the author during his life. Written in an easy to understand language yet so compelling and scholarly!

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I can’t think of any other book that deals with India’s economic-political history in such an insightful fashion. But I still doubt that though. While the book is hopeful, he also makes it clear throughout that India, Internet or no, still has lots of work to do before its renaissance is secure.

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

A very readable account of India through its journey as an independent nation. It presents a glowing future in the face of the recent economic liberalization. Showing of 52 reviews. In my honest opinion, this book is beautifully crafted and must read for anyone who feels connected to Unboumd.


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Preview — India Unbound by Gurcharan Das. Of course you have to read Ramchandra Guha’s: India Unbound is mainly about the transformation of India from birth of unbounf writer in to Hurcharan 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 unound the society.

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. Gurucharan Das has told the story in first-person and as such has vastly limited the scope of the book. I would recommend this book whoever is keen in knowing the economic history of India from mid 20th century onwards. Das analyses the cause for the mistakes and gurcharqn the situation at the time and the mindset of the politicians with which the policies where laid out.

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 World War.

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Doesn’t hesitate in calling Nehruvian socialism “foolish”. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.

The Difficulty of Being Good. And how the social, cultural precepts and the post-scripts of the times influenced the structure and the direction of the economy.


Inspite of the green revelution without the back up from industry failed misery in the path of development Gurcharan Das studied philosophy at Harvard University and later attended Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme where he is featured in three case studies.

The ‘Lost Generation’ —91 refers to the phase of Indian Polity and economy which saw fading of the Indian dream. He gives practical and logical strategies for the development. He tends to sell capitalism and free market practices as a panacea to all ills of the country.

Gurcharan Das examines the highs and lows of independent India through the prism of history, his own experiences and those of numerous others he met. Some call this courage, others stupidity. Published April 9th by Anchor Books first published January 1st A very important factor for a political book is to remain neutral and analyse deeply the cause ie not just stating facts and calling them a mistake. According to him the Liberal revolutionopening up to new foreign trade and investment and boom in Information technology is the key that should be put in level for the country to go ahead.

Many of the caricatures are flimsy, and many of the generalisations pe Re-read India Unbound after 8 years.

In Bombay, she can take a taxi at midnight; in Delhi a girl cannot walk freely on the street in the evening. 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. Also on the I have memories of Naipaulesque India: