This book by acclaimed author Gurcharan Das gives its readers a view of the economic and social transformation of India. The story is based on the nation that still continues to rise from poverty to prosperity. He shows us how the policies that India had made after had condemned the nation to a stumbling economy until the year After this, the government had made changes that made way for India to experience growth of unexpected heights. Das has traced all of these developments and weaved a record with contemporary history.
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This book by acclaimed author Gurcharan Das gives its readers a view of the economic and social transformation of India. The story is based on the nation that still continues to rise from poverty to prosperity. He shows us how the policies that India had made after had condemned the nation to a stumbling economy until the year After this, the government had made changes that made way for India to experience growth of unexpected heights.
Das has traced all of these developments and weaved a record with contemporary history. India Unbound is the perfect book for those who want a detailed introduction to contemporary India and comes with a new afterword that updates it to He is a venture capitalist and consultant. He is also a columnist for the Times of India and lives in New Delhi.
He graduated from Harvard University. Certified Buyer , Panipat. Not perfect history but a strong voice of liberal economic policy. Nice read! But read it with Ramchandra Guha's India after Gandhi for full effect!! Certified Buyer , Kolkata. Certified Buyer , Bangalore. Certified Buyer , Chennai. Certified Buyer , New Delhi.
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The Difficulty of Being Good. Add 3 Items to Cart. Rate Product. I wanted to rate it 4. I had personal interaction with the author when he came to my university last year. I read many reviews before ordering to the book, which was delivered by Flipkart within 2 days. It is a very well written critique of Indian Economic policy prior to and major faults even after.
It engages you with its many stories of success and red-tapism and many with its positive outlook. It may Not a perfect book by any means, in particular the rail against Socialist policies of Nehru and the single pointed demonizing of the Indian bureaucracy seem a little simplistic and one-sided. Although the author rejected the whole concept of 'Mixed' economy of India after independence as idealistic and wish-fulfilling, his whole-hearted endorsement of economic reforms as the panacea for all perils seems much the same.
Also one has to keep in mind that Nehru and his economic policies were as m Mukesh Kumar Certified Buyer Jan, It starts with the battle of plassey where British defeated Siraj ud Daulah, the bengal empror then. From there he takes us on a journey right till the IT revolution in India of the late 90's.
The book is really enlightening and if one reads it carefully, they will find wonderful insights for the future; about how we can pull our socks up Books open so many windows, clears so many misconceptions we nurture for years.
What we could have achieved economically, socially long before , , what we have missed Thank u Mr Das. India Unbound is a balanced, yet an eye opening account of India in the post independence era. The events that shaped our modern history and have led us to be the people we are, are captured with crisp clarity and logical flow.
I also implore Sri. Gurcharan Das to update this insightful book with the 2 recent milestones of our country, the passing of the GST Bill and Demonetization and the events surrounding these legislations. A must read for every aware citizen of India whose awareness will This book is an exelempary piece of Work by Guruchran Das, an exceptionaly oustanding Book.
The way book has captured the the the Indian era fro independence to Global economic reforms in phenomenal. It is very informative and rich in content. This book should me made compulsory for every B- School student. Das merges the economic consequences of our social setup and beliefs effortlessly to explain to us how they have rubbed on the current economic and business practices.
The book seems to be a neutral account of our past leaders, especially Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, as the author has refrained from I have read it for the same purpose. From the colonial rule over India, India was in the world economic race. Author explains that freedom and the left of the center or socialist economic policies came as a disaster to India. Really this a wonderful book - a great mixture of memoir, economic analysis, social investigation, political scrutiny, and managerial outlook being thrown into the understanding of India Easy to read, entertaining and sufficient details to satisfy your intellectual cravings.
The authors experience brings great clarity to the ideas he is trying to put forward. A bit more on the negative aspects of Indian markets would have been good as well. Questions and Answers. Q: what is its latest editiin. Report Abuse. Q: What is the page number at last page.
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Gurcharan Das is a small man with a big voice. Standing 5ft 3in tall, he is booming away to the Guardian's photographer. It means the servant of the guru's feet His book, India Unbound, is a quiet earthquake that shook faraway shores long before its shockwave reached our own.
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IN , when India celebrated the 50th anniversary of its independence, the world paid homage to its most populous democracy. Other countries had grown richer in those postcolonial years. Many had escaped the political and religious convulsions that had so often shaken the region. But almost alone in the non-Western world -- barring a short interruption in , when Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency -- India had clung doggedly to its democratic convictions.