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Author brilliantly explained this phenomenon and shared his views on how India could become major part of knowledge revolution, which we’re already seeing.

He has exactly depicted what was the difference between working now and in his time.

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.

Of course you have to read Ramchandra Guha’s: Well written, but biased arguments in favour of capitalism, understandably because of the author’s background.

The books is divided into three parts ghrcharan Pre independence and Nehru Era, Nehru-Liberalization era and the post liberalization era.

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From the Trade Paperback edition. Usually delivered in days? Had he focused his considerable skills on building his business, Thums Up would have been an even stronger brand, and Coke would have paid him an even higher price.

He has quoted several instances from his own gurcaran to make things simpler for the reader. Oct 11, Hemant Joshi rated it really liked it.

The book cites an irony when it states that the ‘ Garibi Hatao ‘ policies followed by Mrs. Small entrepreneurs, industrialist like Ambani who rose in the license era are hailed as true heroes as they managed to uplift the spirit of enterprise.


And yes, the stories of different personalities and also his own experiences were lucidly written, and were very interesting to read. Read it Forward Read it first. The part where he describes how PVNR brought about liberalization is very interesting though.

With India Unbound, he gives us a book that is at once vigorously analytical and vividly written—an essential insider’s road map dad India, then and now. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

The book blends government policy details of the past half a century of independence with interesting anecdotes of successful businessmen. The social status is not evenly distributed resulting in a disarrayed social hiatus. Oct 02, Ashutosh Dwivedi rated it it was ok.

India Unbound

The reason for this criticality was that it was constructed as a personal history – it was supposed to be a growing up story for India, entwined with Das’s own. Maintained by Centre for Civil Society. He also concedes this disconnect by describinh his generation as “Macualays children” and not “Manus gurharan. But then India has always been a populist democracy.

Reading the book was pivotal to many of my personal and professional choices. Author asks right question, unbuond does government gets to decide what people should buy and peole should not unless and untill it is harmful to himself. I am sure there are more uses, as it is overall, an entertaining, insightful and well composed memoir. Instead stopping these things our bright administrators continued the policy with their heart. India today is a bh free-market democracy, a nation well on its way gurchaarn overcoming decades of widespread poverty.

Das shows how India’s policies after condemned the nation to a hobbled economy untilwhen the government instituted sweeping reforms that paved the way for extraordinary growth.

Do give it a read!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nov 10, Akhil Parekh rated it really liked it.

India Unbound | Gurcharan Das

This book surely got me acquainted with furcharan market way of thinking and also made me develop respect for the entrepreneurs. About India Unbound India today is a vibrant free-market democracy, a nation well on its way to overcoming decades of widespread poverty. India today is a vibrant free-market democracy and has begun to flex its muscles in the global information economy and on the world stage. The writer not only puts a strong case for liberal reforms but debunks a lot of myths like the whole ‘rich get richer and poor poorer’ and ‘reforms with a human face’ theories.


Taken as a dsa this book can be seen as capitalist propaganda meant to unbounc people about government regulation in industries and although, I am no communist but the book has heavy anti-government leanings.

It will help us to understand the root of poverty and that no amount of subsidies or loan waivers can eliminate it.

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Das traces these developments and tells the stories of the major players from Nehru through today. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Gurcharan Das has been able to convey the minute details of the License Raj just after India attained independence under Jawarharlal Nehru and how Nehru intended the welfare of the people of the co http: 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.

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.