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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It also provides brief information about moments that require inda treatment and can do with a little watering down on the jargon frontier. The view seemed to be too one-sided, almost like a deliberately bourgeoisie history.

Re-read India Unbound after 8 years. After reading the book, I came to know the importance of economic reforms.

India Unbound

Throughout the book,the reforms of are stressed on a lot and the book can be divided into before and after So, it’s not much of dax surprise that it takes a crisis to shake things up. All in all, it reads like a hard selling advertising material for the unbounf cause! I feel differently about the book now. 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.

However, references in the footnotes would have been a credible source of further reading for the readers as at some points, it becomes gurchaean opinionated. India Unbound excels when Das describes his and other industrialists’ maddening experiences under the so-called License Raj, when any product launch or expansion needed state approval As I’ve told many, many people since I first read the book – I first discovered Government and Policy with India Unbound, a few months before I joined college.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Instead stopping these things unboun bright administrators continued the policy with their heart. Das shows how India’s p India today yurcharan a vibrant free-market democracy, a nation well on its way to overcoming decades of widespread poverty. Indira Gandhi started programme of Garibi Hatao but it was Amiri hatao. During her leadership India was still grappling with a divide created by the castes which further hindered the path to the economic success.

Oct 07, Anurag Chilukuri rated it really liked it. This is a soft indja on Indian economy that you can sit back and enjoy. According to Das, the economic timeline of India went through a series of crests and troughs.

Ironically the despair sets in almost immediately after India gains freedom in and continues gjrcharan four decades after that. Manmohan Singh under the strong leadership of P.

Economic development is and will remain the core of the country’s progress! This is a great book to understand the political economy of post independent India till the onset of software revolution. I beleive the gurcharzn wave of economic reform had been set in motion now with GST and company insolvency acts. It is an account of India’s economic journey after its Independence in He vividly paints the reasons for the failure of so called Indian socialism and how it choked the Indian economy for 40 years since her independence.

India Unbound | Gurcharan Das

Also by Gurcharan Das. The book portrays “market” as though it operates in some parallel universe where constraints like environmental concerns, lopsided economic structure and professional exploitation are unheard of.


Gutcharan 10, Prabhat rated it it was amazing.

We must give credit to the great man for protecting the nascent Indian industry against foreign players, especially given the context of recently being emancipated from the clutches of imperialism. Its not your standard economics book, it is mixed with a flair of story telling and author’s own experiences thus making this a fascinating read. I have memories of Naipaulesque India: 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.

This book has given a glimpse onto economic conditions of india while the other two were much more oriented towards political and foreign policies of independent in This was suggested to me by a friend when i shared my enthusiasm about reading India after gandhi and a work on Nehru by Walter Crocker. 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 country but which turned out to be the most disastrous step taken by him.