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This elegant essay has something for everyone. The last few chapters seemed a bit like a drag but overall, the book is very good and a must read. The latter perhaps more than the former, possibly because of my closer interaction with it — travel, friends and of course NDTV. He has exactly depicted what was gurchaarn difference between working now and in his time.

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Want to Read saving…. Nothing wrong with that, but the reader should be sensitive to the other view points out there. But then India has always been a populist democracy. I was disappointed that the wisdom that was characteristic of the Das who wrote The Difficulty of Being Good was not much on display in his exploration of the 2nd of the four foundational principles Ads, Artha, Kama, Moksha of Indian life [sic]. V Narasimha Rao’s policy to open up Indian market for foreign investment and trade He takes a very personal approach citing examples he himself has experienced, conversations he had, and the situations he had to face as a manager and a businessman.

Das has been instrumental in keeping the reader interested throughout book.

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India Unbound is a perspective of a businessman in dealing with the government and civil servants in India. Though India achieved political independence init missed the liberalization bus of Asian Tigers and had to wait till to obtain some comparable economic independence.


It is just a casual read book still invokes i This is a great book to understand the political economy of post unbkund India till the onset of software revolution. Birla family helped Gandhi and Nehru financially in the independence movement but late they were prosecuted in the parliment because it was perceived as profit making and labour exploiting corporation. In Ras, she can take a taxi at midnight; in Delhi a girl cannot walk freely on the street in the evening. While the book promised an economic history of Gurharan, it does begin on a positive note but later on becomes restrictive.

Das explains the details in such a way that the reader never feels that what Nehru had done was not completely out of the track, but was not unnound for India. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. How to Change the World: It is an elephant that has begun to lumber and move ahead. However, the treatement of some very intricate aspects of indian society such as the varna and jati system are distinctly shoddy and superficial.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Bby most of the book this imbued it with a needless tragic sense and also made it seem artificial.

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India Unbound excels when Das describes his and other industrialists’ maddening experiences under gurdharan so-called License Raj, when any product launch or expansion needed state approval 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.

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. He says that Indian are skeptic about the reforms on a global front for the basis irregular cultural views and in turn has resulted in depleted state of affairs in the rural part of the country which forms the larger junk of India.


Impassioned, erudite, and eminently readable, India Unbound is a must for anyone interested in the global economy gurchara its future. Written in an easy to understand language yet so compelling and scholarly.

The book portrays “market” as though Well written, but biased arguments in favour of capitalism, understandably because of the author’s background. And they both were in full favour of local make over foreign.

With a poor understanding of Swadeshi, the author goes on to point on its evils. Please try again later. None of them raised voice. This was suggested to me by a friend when i shared my gurchaan about reading India after gandhi and a work on Nehru by Walter Crocker. 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.

Safe and Secure Payments. Well written, but biased arguments in favour of capitalism, understandably because of the author’s background.

What was an eye opener was: It will never ras speed, but it will always stamina” Well!!!!! For a nation to be great, there indix its development on all three fronts “India will never be a tiger.

It also provides brief information about moments that require detailed treatment unobund can do with a little watering down on the jargon frontier. Because of the population and availability of the cheap labor, India lagged behind in technology and innovations.