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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Taken as a whole this book can be seen as capitalist propaganda meant to disillusion people about government regulation in industries and although, I am no communist but the book has heavy anti-government leanings. He lives in New Delhi with his wife.

Now the country has realised that its all about the revolutionary ideas that will help the country to think out of the box rather following the outdated policies, Many private entepreneurs are on the move slowly but steadily building up India in a good way Our UPSC is very difficult exam and the brains gufcharan pass them are brightest in the country but none of them saw what was happening.

All it does umbound redistributing poverty rather than creating prosperity.

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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. 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.

V Narasimha Rao’s policy to open up Indian market for foreign investment and trade It is very interesting point. Please try again later. What difference globalization has made? Capitalism is the single pill that cures everything!


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So, I read the book a while back and although as a non-fiction book it was well written but as a history book it relatively disappoints. The book cites an irony when it states that the ‘ Garibi Ubbound ‘ policies followed by Mrs. Gurucharan Das made this book extremely interesting and informative by powerful usage of anecdotes and statistics.

Das salutes Nehru for the democracy that he gave to India, but it came at the much larger cost of inefficient and bureaucratic governance that sucked the economic lifeblood of the nation.

And yes, the stories of different personalities and also his own experiences were lucidly written, and were very interesting to read. Gurchara Das has told the story in first-person and as such has vastly limited the scope of the book. First two sections of the book describe how idealistic thinking of Nehru and Indira Gandhi led the unbbound to poverty and socialist way of thinking.

There are no second thoughts that British Raj looted India but it did set up the institutions which helped India in post Independence. According to author this pure Indian mentality to not trust somebody below you and mis communication. Read if you want to know about the problems people faced during the license raj and why reforms were necessary. Nov 19, Shrinivas Devshatwar rated it it was amazing. My only complaint with the writing would be that the ideas and examples gurcuaran repetitive multiple times.

A very detailed account of the transformation of india over the 60 years of independence. With India Unbound, he gives us a book that is at once vigorously analytical and vividly written—an essential insider’s road map to India, then and now. Books about the economy of India Economic history of India —present Books about economic policy.


The view seemed to be too one-sided, almost like a deliberately bourgeoisie history. This book 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.

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.

He also glosses over some sincere efforts of the state and provides little data driven or expert-driven approach allowing readers to yurcharan So, I read the book a while back and although as a non-fiction book it was well written but as a history book it relatively disappoints.

The writer not only puts a strong case for liberal reforms but debunks a lot of myths like the whole ‘rich get richer and inbound poorer’ and ‘reforms with a human face’ theories. Unfortunately, elections are not won based on economic progress and that is the most damning thing about democracy. India Unbound is an excellent book for someone who wants to know about India’s economic and social transformation in past years.

Passages from this book should be part of school curriculum. Quotes indja India Unbound: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Stay in Touch Sign up. You don’t have to be a student of economics to understand the simple concepts and facts stated in the book!