Dhandha: How Gujaratis Do Business : How Gujaratis Do Business
    Dhandha: How Gujaratis Do Business : How Gujaratis Do Business (English, Paperback, Shobha Bondre, Shalaka Walimbe)

    Dhandha: How Gujaratis Do Business : How Gujaratis Do Business  (English, Paperback, Shobha Bondre, Shalaka Walimbe)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Random Business
    • ISBN: 9788184003123, 8184003129
    • Edition: 2013
    • Pages: 296
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    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.

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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2013
    • Author
      • Shobha Bondre
    • Translated By
      • Shalaka Walimbe
    • Width
      • 5 inch
    • Height
      • 7.7 inch
    • Weight
      • 238 g
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    Big Motivator - Made me small and think bigger

    This is an amazing book and I could not put it down. They are real life stories, well narrated. Once of the best motivational books that I recently read. I was always intrigued by the fact that 'Why Gujarati's are successful in business than others?" from the days of Mahatma Gandhiji. He went to South Africa to offer legal help to a successful Gujarati businessman!. Similarly Marwadi's and Similarly People from Mangaluru from Karnataka are vastly successful in business. I was seriously looki...

    Umesh Mysore Shivaraju

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    23 Oct, 2013

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    Do not waste your money on this... very dissapointing

    First the book is not to the point.
    Filled with lots of unnecessary details of the particular business, like what the product is and all that thing that goes into the product. Where the author could have directly come to the "HOW THEY DO" factor than "WHAT THEY DO" things. (eg.: what is diamond and how it is made.... what is the top of the diamond called and all those things which we can google)
    It's like Ghuma firah ke kehna where you can come straight to the point.
    Read halfway and never to...

    Navneet Pujari

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    13 Feb, 2014

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    Truly an inspirational encounter !!!

    I'm a baniya girl and i want to become a business tycoon in future ...... This book was truly inspiring and made me rethink about my aim and goal in life and also made me more hardworking !!! Belonging to a business family i'm very proud in my baniya community as well as our Gujarati community . The best part of this book is that it keeps u intact till you read the whole book and learn how these great people worked their way in business . Really good book and those who didn't like it i defini...

    Shreya Agarwal

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    5 Jul, 2013

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    Very Good Book

    Wanted to read this book but didn't purchase as I knew one of my Gujarati friend will surely buy this book :) The book does not feature story huge names like Ambanis,Tatas,Adanis but relatively unknown but highly successful Gujarati Businessmen & Businesswomen. This book does not talk about what Gujaratis do to create a successful venture. To understand that one has to read stories of these 6 successful entrepreneurs and read in between the line. One of thing was common among all these people...

    Ronak Vora

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    9 Aug, 2013

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    Excellent Book !!! Truly Inspirational

    One of the best book ever read in very simple language and understanding, salute to

    Author: Shobha Bondre
    Translated By: Shalaka Walimbe

    Each page is inspired and full of motivation i have read many books but left in between,but i have no words to describe this BOOK.

    Proud to have Author like Shobha Bondre in India,don't have more stars to rate this book.

    Rashid Khan

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    29 May, 2013

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    Not a business strategy book.

    I thought this book would have some referrence to strategies that Gujaratis use in their business - Marketing, Financial Management, Prospecting, etc. . But I was wrong in thinking so. This book is just meant for inciting entrepreneurial thoughts in people. No strategies, no financial management techniques that Gujaratis use in their business. A waste of money for someone who wants to learn the technicalities of businesss. Though this book is nicely written, the title is deceiving.

    Shankarshan Mukhopadhyay

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    17 Jul, 2014

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    Average Usefulness

    The book is a chronicle of 3 men and how they rose from humble beginnings to establish large businesses. Its about their hard work and abilities/skills that led them to the top. The impact of luck and timing is downplayed. If you are looking to understand the Gujarati values that are required to succeed, then you won't find them here.
    An important thing about business in today's world is the networking and social support for creating/running your own business vs being employed by someone else...

    Ramanand Hegde

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    4 Jul, 2014

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    Motivating book... but not what the title says

    If you are one of those who think you will come to know some hidden secrets about gujarati businessmen and then set on to conquer world, please be warned. There is nothing like that in this book. Infact, i wonder why the book even named the way it is, since the stories of the businessmen told in the book brings out their hard work and commitment to their business, which is a common trait in almost any man who is going about with his business and not just gujaratis. However, one thing which bo...


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    11 Apr, 2014

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    Very Motivator book ,real life story explained with interesting feelings & simple english

    i am feeling awesome while reading this book where it seriously can help you how to think about to start something of your own ..must read book .. the only problem that all these are real life story with real name how ever couldn't spot them on Fb , linkedin or twitter .. that disappointed anyways i am in middle of it , soon complete it

    Prasoon Kalantri

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    21 Jun, 2013

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    Mind-blowing purchase

    Best book for a young entrepreneur

    Flipkart Customer

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