India Unbound: The Social and Economic Revolution from Independence to the Global Information Age [Gurcharan Das] on *FREE* shipping on. 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. 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.

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Rahul Sharma Certified Buyer 21 Sep, Peppered with his own experiences and insights, the book opened the window to what was, and what can be.

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

He tends to sell capitalism and free market practices as a fas to all ills of the country. Das goes on with the way India sailed through 70s and 80s and how India came under huge debt by early 90s. According to author this pure Indian mentality to not trust somebody below you and mis communication.

Education ia another aspect that India didn’t pay attention ,especially to girls And remote efforts for liberalization by Desai, Rajaji and Rajiv-Pitroda are also incia with romantic reverence. The book not only gives a first hand account of the troubles of doing business in India post Independence but also provides some lovely insights and trivia on the various business communities. First tw India Unbound is an excellent book for someone who wants to know about India’s economic and social transformation in past years.

Some call this courage, others stupidity. India After Gandhi, for a much more measured and detailed analysis of the political and social changes afterbut this book holds an important place as well, if not for its comprehensiveness or attention to details then at least for being a paean for the great India middle Class. Is it good or bad for India. A word of caution in case you pick up the book- it is not an easy read and would take time to finish. Visit our Help Pages.

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A inbound written book from the perspective of a businessman. No trivia or quizzes yet. However, all this was not achieved by a handful of people overnight. His adamancy in sticking to socialism and not believing in markets despite the evidence has caused damage beyond gurchwran ruling days. To be more modest, ecomnomic news and commerce were really the boring topics for me but but but One of the key realizations that I personally gained from this account is the belief that one can gauge the progress of a nation by the currency of its generations.

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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.

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. Share your thoughts with other customers. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Passages from this book should be part of school curriculum. Summary Of The Book Today, India is a powerful democracy with a promising market for uninterrupted growth.

This is definitely the language of a business man. Democracy First and Capitalism Next is no mean context to be a part of, given the manner in which the world has shaped sas further to Second World War. The book is a great mix of a memoir, analysis, managerial outlook and anecdotes. Please try again later. In gurchagan words, while India sought to achieve self-sufficiency by turning inward, it fell behind generationally by comparison to Southeast Asia who by contrast turned outward to an open market based economy.

Gurcharan Das Box Set. He further charts the challenges facing the economy and how to go about dealing with them.


Views Read Edit View history. This ondia has given a glimpse onto economic conditions of india while the other two were much more oriented towards political and foreign policies of independent in 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. View or edit your browsing history.

India Unbound | Gurcharan Das

For a nation to be great, there requires its development on all three fronts viz political, social and economic. The post independence economic policy followed the gurchzran Prime Minister dax India Jawaharlal Nehru is socialist in nature which gives all the control over the industry to the public sector.

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. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

The book is written from the perspective of a former CEO and one can feel that the account is biased to a large extent. In the last section, Das describes the wave of reforms that ushered India and brought new hopes and aspirations to millions of people. Buy the selected items together This item: The Rise of Modern India.

In all, there seemed to be too much of being wise after the event and Das seemed reluctant to put behind his early enchantments and disillusionments with Nehru and his dreams, not seeming to realize that the models were the best ones available back then.

This is a great book to understand the political economy of post independent India till the onset of software revolution.