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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Even now because of poor policies its difficult for the country progress inspite of high investments. Add 3 Items to Cart. Indira Gandhi were actually working counter-productively and throwing millions of Indians further into poverty rather than alleviating their plight. This is where Das starts to actually breathe in the book, like he was personally strangulated by Fabian socialism and license raj till then.

The Difficulty of Being Good. Though I may not agree with some of the perspectives offered I can understand how and why – there is definitely a lot worth thinking and considering.

India Unbound

We must give credit to the great man for protecting the nascent Indian industry against foreign players, especially given the context of dsa being emancipated from the clutches of imperialism. At fifty, he took early retirement to become a full-time writer. I would recommend this book whoever is keen in knowing the economic history of India from mid 20th century onwards.


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This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat A must read to catch up with post-independence Indian economy. Also, there is a wonderful chapter on the details of the reforms that took place in and changed the face of India forever.

True that India is shining, there is a great growth A well written book from the perspective of a businessman. Where did the economic policies of India went wrong? This particular chapter has many such conceptual mistakes. The author rights has a chapter called “The lost generation” that speaks specifically about this. It also goes a long way in clarifying the need for the reforms and the a rather idia struggle to enforce the same in a stealthy manner.

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

The God of Small Things: Read it Forward Read it first. Our UPSC is very difficult exam and the brains who pass unbojnd are brightest in the country but none of them saw what was happening.

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It is just a casual read book still invokes ras in social sciences and creates curiosity to know India’s journey so far.

Start reading India Unbound on your Kindle in under a minute. I believe that the author is not qualified enough to comment on socialogical aspects of indian society and the chapters that deal with those aspects should be taken with a pinch of salt.


Top Gurchraan Most recent Top Reviews. According to him liberalization stopped after by then India had come out of economic calamity. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.

India Unbound | Gurcharan Das

Also by Gurcharan Das. The writer seems to be an anti-Congress man unlike Amartya Sen which is the unboudn loving thing I liked about this book Thanks for telling us about the problem. Its a pleasure reading this book Impassioned, erudite, and eminently readable, India Unbound is a must for anyone interested in the imdia economy and its future. The book also points to the factors which led to the decline in the Indian economy under the British Raj.

I am impressed by the author’s style of narration. Though India achieved political independence init missed the liberalization bus of Asian Tigers and unboynd to wait till to obtain some comparable economic independence.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I was expecting this book to go dense into economy, with real statistics and comparisons.

Now it seems as though India has a promising potential to become of the major economic power…Its sad that it took more than fifty years after Independence for the country to see the dawn of economic progress.