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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Preview — India Unbound by Gurcharan Das. India has produced world class economists and brightest minds but non of them saw what was happening to this country. Gurucharan Das gives ras resounding account of his personal tryst with the Indian bureaucratic system prevailing at that time.

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India today is a vibrant free-market democracy, a nation well on its way to overcoming decades of widespread inda. Return to Book Page. Das does it beautifully, it was just that I failed to appreciate it till the very end.

This is great book which gives a history of the economic progress of India from pre-Independence day till modern day’s India.

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Is it good or bad for India. And how the social, cultural precepts and the post-scripts of the times influenced the structure and the direction of the economy.

This book surely got me acquainted with unbpund market way of thinking and also made me develop respect for the entrepreneurs. And remote efforts for liberalization by Desai, Rajaji and Rajiv-Pitroda are also accounted with romantic reverence. He also shows us the reasons behind his optimism for his nation’s future, among which is the exciting landscape of information technology today. Sep 21, Satnam rated it liked it. Of course you have to read Ramchandra Guha’s: He has quoted several instances from his own life to make things simpler for the unound.


By reading all these I was wondering okay now what to be done, that’s when Das optimistically points out that India has realised that economic progress is the only way to bring change in the face of the country to go ahead in facets of the generation Though India achieved political independence init missed the liberalization bus of Asian Tigers and had to wait till to obtain some comparable economic independence.

A very informative and gives a heads up on varied topics related to economics. Also by Gurcharan Das. I beleive the next wave of economic reform had been set in motion now with GST and company insolvency acts. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

He also glosses over some sincere efforts of the state and provides little data driven or expert-driven approach allowing readers to reach conclusions.

The Gurcharann of Being Good.

India Unbound

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. What difference globalization has made? Moreover, Indira Gandhi made the situation even worse with strict licensing, instead of repairing the damage done. He has Philosophy degree from Harvard and has immense knowledge of economic and foreign policies of India since independence.

He is the author of The Difficulty of Being Good: About Gurcharan Das Gurcharan Das is a columnist for the Times of India and other newspapers, and is the author of three plays and a novel.

They were inefficient and marred by corruption and labour politics. The economic policies followed by Indira Gandhi with the advice of her trusted economic advisers led India in to a very slow growth rate. But the read felt a bit blunt in that realm, though it had its appeasing traits. From the Trade Paperback edition. The book portrays “market” as though Well written, but biased arguments in favour of capitalism, understandably because of the author’s background.

Thus, an entrepreneur has to be a gambler or a lunatic with an impaired judgement about life. 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. Gurcharan Das captures guecharan economic journey in this autobiographical narrative, through his life and that of people around him.


Nevertheless, one of the best things that you can say about a book, which I will say about this, is that it has strongly impacted the way I see the world around me and has given me new dimensions to think in.

Impassioned, erudite, and eminently readable, India Unbound is a must for anyone interested in the global economy and its future. Because of the population and availability of the cheap labor, India lagged behind in technology and innovations. In that aspect the book is been able to built the intimacy dass the reader. Gurucharan Das has told the story in first-person and as such has vastly limited the scope of the book.

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. A gurdharan readable account of India through its journey as an independent nation.

Having been a witness to both the sides of the economy I can relate to the sentiments of the book without any effort. Dec 14, Anvesh rated it it was amazing. 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. The view seemed to be too one-sided, almost like a deliberately bourgeoisie history.

Taken as a whole this book dae 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. I would recommend this book whoever is keen in knowing the economic history of India from mid 20th century onwards.