Dhandha: How Gujaratis Do Business is a story of a few Gujaratis and how they conduct their business.
Summary Of The Book
Dhandha, which means business, is an oft-repeated term in India. However, the word does not gain its full meaning in any other community as it does in the Gujarati community.
The book is a collection of the life accounts of few successful Gujarati businessmen across the globe. One of the stories in Dhandha: How Gujaratis Do Business is that of the Gujarati life insurance agent, Jaydev Patel, who works with New York Life Insurance. He has sold policies worth 2.5 billion dollars. Another story is that of Mr. Bhimjibhai Patel, one of the biggest diamond merchants of the country and the ambitious founder of the Diamond Nagar near Surat. One of the stories is about Mohanbhai Patel, a leading maker of collapsible Aluminium tubes and the former sheriff of the city of Mumbai.
The book also includes an account of the life of Dalpatbhai Patel, a hotelier who subsequently became the mayor of Mansfield County. The book also includes a story based on the life of Hersha and Hasu Shah, who own over a 100 hotels in the United States.
Dhandha: How Gujaratis Do Business covers Gujaratis across the globe and identifies the common traits of ambition, knack for business and their ability to work hard that makes them successful businessmen.
About Shobha Bondre
Shobha Bondre is a well known Marathi writer.
Other books by the author are Mumbai’s Dabbawala: The Uncommon Story Of The Common Man, Not Only Potels and Uncha Uncha Zoka.
Bondre has written more than 13 books in the past 25 years. She also writes short stories and columns in prestigious newspapers including Lokprabha, Maharashtra Times, Loksatta, Kirloskar and Maher. She has also written the scripts of several TV serials like Manasi, Abhalmaya, Ardhangini and Oon Paaus. In 1997, she won the Maharashtra State Award for Best Novel, for her novel Saata Samudrapar. Many of her books have been translated from Marathi into Hindi, English, and even Gujarati.
Big Motivator - Made me small and think bigger
Umesh Mysore Shivaraju
23 Oct, 2013
Do not waste your money on this... very dissapointing
13 Feb, 2014
Truly an inspirational encounter !!!
5 Jul, 2013
Very Motivator book ,real life story explained with interesting feelings & simple english
21 Jun, 2013
Very Good Book
9 Aug, 2013
Excellent Book !!! Truly Inspirational
29 May, 2013
Not a business strategy book.
17 Jul, 2014
4 Jul, 2014
Motivating book... but not what the title says
11 Apr, 2014