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. First published in , the best-selling India Unbound has been translated into several languages ‘Gurcharan Das has written a paean to liberalization (India.

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Add all three to Cart. It opened the economy to foreign investment and trade, dismantled import controls, dropped tax rates and broke public sector monopolies. Jul 10, Vinay rated it liked it. Even now because of poor policies its difficult for the country progress inspite of high investments. However, the treatement of some very intricate aspects of indian society such as the varna and jati system are distinctly shoddy and superficial. Read more Read less.

I was wondering when the leaders knew that nothing much was happening for the country’s progress why did none dared to put an end to those strategy and planning and thinking about something new. The ongoing struggle between various schools of thoughts and how they influenced the Indian Governance has been narrated in a rather detailed manner.

Education ia another aspect that India didn’t pay attention ,especially to girls With a poor understanding of Swadeshi, the author goes on to point on its evils. But Das makes it a point to point out the fall in motivation among the politicians to carry forward the reforms at the pace of Throughout the book,the reforms of are stressed on a lot and the book can be divided into before and after Das traces these developments and tells the stories of the major players from Nehru through today.


I was expecting this book to go dense into economy, with real statistics and comparisons.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. India Unbound is an excellent book for someone who wants to know about India’s economic and social transformation in past years. All it does is redistributing poverty rather than creating prosperity.

The latter perhaps more than the former, possibly because of my closer interaction with it — travel, friends and of course NDTV. The statistics and facts that are presented to support his reasoning are compelling.

India Unbound

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A very important factor for a political book is to remain neutral and analyse deeply the cause ie not just stating facts and calling them a mistake. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Birla family helped Gandhi and Nehru financially in the gurfharan movement but late they were prosecuted in the parliment because it was perceived as profit making and labour exploiting corporation.

He asks why an man who now known as man who liberalized India did not do anything when he was in the position to do it.

India Unbound can best be described as the economic history of India. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

Apart from reforms, Gurucharan Das talks about how Indian merchants struggled before reforms, how caste system has suppressed gurchzran capacity to grow and develop, how green revolution and IT revolution lifted Indian economy, came up and many more things which happened in India after Independence which every Indian should know. 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.


It also explains the economic liberalization which started in and how it has improved the economic conditions of many Indian, which is resulting into one of the biggest middle class population in any country. I have never read any books related to economics or any of his books.

Indian generations were betrayed by its rulers by advocation of wrong methods of development thereby ruining its future prospects. She should have realized that socialism is not doing any good so economic policies has dad be changed.

India Unbound | Gurcharan Das

It also provides brief information about moments that require detailed treatment unbonud can do with a little watering down on the jargon frontier. As gurharan authors cherish the revolution that began with independence inGurcharan Das does not find full cause for jubilation untilwhen India unleashed a series of economic reformsthe start of an “economic revolution” that he believes “may well be more important than the political revolution.

The constant disdain and abuse heaped on “Hindu nationalism” distracts the reader from the main point being made. Its a pleasure reading this book Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 10 days.

He rightly gives credit Mr.

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