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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A businessman’s understanding of India, from independence to yurcharan global information age. His adamancy in sticking to socialism and not believing in markets despite the evidence has caused damage beyond his ruling days.

Having been a witness to both the sides of the economy I can relate to the sentiments of the book without any effort. India Unbound is the name of the book I read last semester. I wish some of the Sri Lankan policy makers and even some Sri Lankan newspaper editors take a look at the book.

I could only conclude that it must be difficult for one man to take on the challenge of elucidating all four. 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.

A very informative and gives a heads up on varied topics related to economics. And not to forget, India had just broken free of foreign occupation after two centuries. I do not think that an overnight change that he has described is feasible but like his optimism for a change is definitely on the card About India Unbound India today is a vibrant free-market democracy, a nation well on its way to overcoming decades of widespread poverty.

Its a pleasure reading this book 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: From being a depressing saga, the book suddenly leapt into the sunlight of such intense optimism and sudden lack of generalizations.

In his book he also explained the psychology of the Indians.


She tried to kill the competition through license raj, which further aggravated nation’s problems. But in that ambitious effort, I found him to be doing guurcharan of a personal unbounding than that of India as a whole. Books by Gurcharan Das.

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. How else does one explain the insane behavior of otherwise sensible Indians who have pulled out all their hard-earned savings after the reforms to start a business and chase a dream?

I am impressed by the author’s style of narration. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Of course you have gurchzran read Ramchandra Guha’s: He also glosses over unbpund sincere efforts of the state and provides little data jndia or expert-driven approach allowing readers to reach So, I read the book a while back and indis as a non-fiction book it was well written but as a history book it relatively disappoints.

Indira Gandhi, greatly influenced by her father’s way of thinking almost led the country to the brink. Its not your standard economics book, it is mixed with a flair of story hnbound and author’s own experiences thus making this a fascinating read.

According to Das, the economic timeline of India went through a series of crest 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 opened the economy to foreign investment and trade, dismantled import controls, dropped tax rates and broke public sector monopolies.

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Time will only tell if we are on the right track. It was so sad to know that policies introduced by Nehru and his contemporary leaders with good intentions in fact had a negative impact on our economy. Das later gets into the way India progressed in late 90s and early 21st century under the IT revolution. I have memories of Naipaulesque India: Wonderfully explains the rot the Indian bureaucracy has caused to the country.

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What was an eye opener was: Also, there is a wonderful chapter on the details of the reforms that took place in and changed iindia face of India forever. Sometimes thinking about its implications and future.

And the best part about the conviction of his numbers is the treatment of reality through dreams and lives of people from partition to 21st century. India went wrong Firstly by advocating wrong design for brininging about development with nothing really been done for developmentnext in the name upliftment of the poor couldn’t work much on the contrary they were left as such.


I have never read any books related to economics or any of his books. Unfortunately, elections are not won based on economic progress and that is the most damning thing about democracy. This is is a unbojnd insightful book chronicling India’s journey post independence in the economic world. The US got democracy in but did not embrace full-blooded capitalism until the early nineteenth century with the industrial revolution.

This book opened a whole new world to me.

If you are inquisitive about post-independence India, but don’t know where to start, start gurcuaran. His latest unbouhd, India Grows at Night: Impassioned, erudite, and eminently readable, India Unbound is a must for anyone interested in the global economy and its future.

While even China did a better job inspite all the civil problems in improving the standard of living The third part is not as good as the first two parts, may be because, by the time he wrote the book the story was still unfolding.

Dr Manmohan Singh was the Chairman of Reserve Bank inhe knew policies were wrong but still he did not do anything. Gurcharan Das examines the highs and lows of independent India through the prism of history, his own gurchsran and those of numerous others he met.

His certain opinion towards the government policies seems fair, considering his business education and corporate background in pre-liberalised economy. 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 unboind the same.

Written in an easy to understand language yet so compelling and scholarly.