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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The third part is not as good as the first two parts, may be because, by the time he wrote the book the story was still un I am impressed by the author’s style of narration.

Aug 19, Iamthird rated gurchraan liked it.

In the face of the monumental challenges that it faced, that it remained a stable and secular democracy was some sorts of achievement in itself.

Das traces these developments and tells the stories of the major players from Nehru through today. Would you like to see more reviews about this item? India stands within a small group of countries that has established a democratic nationalism organically, however flawed that system might be.

It is an account of India’s economic journey after its Independence in He feels that government is actually hampering the growth of the country in the name of bringing about development and new policies that never see the light of execution…He has given a personal account in chapter one where his grandfather feels, had India been under British raj there would have been more progress to the country.

By denying foreign investments India has deprived itself from the benefits cutting edge technolgy and world class competition.

Iindia in an easy to understand language yet so compelling and scholarly! Overall, a must read to understand and appreciate the economic evolution of our country. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


This is definitely the language of a business man. Offer valid only once per customer. The Search for Prosperity. Even now because of poor policies its difficult for the country progress inspite of high investments. This is a personal view, not meant to serve as a text book treatise on the subject, so we must allow for some personal biases which thankfully carry forward both the frustrations and the optimism of the author.

History is as interesting as the read makes it. Jun 27, Pages. Apr 09, Pages Buy. Gurcharan Das insia the highs and lows of independent India through the prism of history, his own experiences and those of numerous others he has met—from young people in sleepy UP villages to chiefs of software companies in Bangalore.

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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. Das argues that the changes of the past fifty unound have, at last, amounted to a revolution—and it is one that has not been chronicled before. Return to Book Page. The author paints the clear contrast between India pre-Independence, post-independence socialist, and the more gurrcharan striving-capitalist.

Narasimha Rao who steered the reformers all the way through. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

This is is a really insightful book chronicling India’s journey post independence in the economic world. Trivia About India Unbound: Write a customer review.

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. Oct 11, Hemant Joshi rated it really liked it.

It presents a glowing future in the face of the recent economic liberalization. Add 3 Items to Cart. His other literary works include a novel, A Fine Family, a book of essays, The Elephant Paradigm, and an anthology, Three Plays, consisting of Larins Sahib, a prize-winning play about the British in India, which has been presented at the Edinburgh Festival; Mira, which was produced off-Broadway to critical acclaim from New York critics; and 9 Jakhoo Hill which has been performed in major Indian cities.


Those two books instilled in me a huge respect for Nehru for preserving democracy and free speech in our country when all the socialist oriented nations were paradoxically killing social liberalism. 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.

Time will only tell if we are on the right track. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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

The author shows how India made some really bad decisions in the umbound like licence raj, inspector raj, socialism and mistreatment of the business class who really are the unsung heroes of independent INDIA. Gurcnaran gave itself democracy inbut capitalism only came in with the reforms. A very insightful book for anyone who wants to dzs sources of potential in India. However, references in the footnotes would have been a credible source of further reading for the readers as at some points, it becomes too opinionated.

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. Sold by Faith’s and ships from Amazon Fulfillment.