In the seventy years of its independence, India has leapfrogged to become a high-growth economy fuelled by advanced business and consumer technologies.
Since smartphones and cloud computing became popular five years ago, the fourth industrial revolution has been creeping into almost all sectors of the Indian economy. Technologies like artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Block Chain, advanced robotics and neuroscience are transforming businesses faster than we realize.
Kranti Nation: India and the Fourth Industrial Revolution is the first book to chronicle, through more than fifty examples, how visionary leadership in Indian industry is deploying these technologies. From water pumps to railway coaches, chai shops to burger chains, and telecom towers to warehouses, economic analyst Pranjal Sharma profiles organizations that have transformed their processes, products and services while delivering the best to consumers.
'Kranti Nation . is a rich and comprehensive account of how technologies are disrupting and reshaping industries [in India] from mobility and healthcare to banking, agriculture and manufacturing'
Prof. Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman and Founder - World Economic Forum
'We may interpret kranti as revolution, as Pranjal Sharma does, but in Sanskrit, the word also means course/trajectory, including that of the sun. Is India on that technology trajectory? Pranjal's delightful chronicling of fifty cases, many unknown and in unexpected segments, conveys a sense of optimism'
Bibek Debroy, Member - NITI Aayog
'Pranjal Sharma brings the power of technical change and innovation to life in a thoroughly engaging way, through dozens of original cases of companies in India . and shows that there are fortunes to be made in this Kranti Nation'
Dr Naushad Forbes, Co-chairman - Forbes Marshall, and ex-President - CII
'Kranti Nation: India and the Fourth Industrial Revolution . will build the much-needed awareness of how entire sectors are transforming in response to the wave of disruptive technologies collectively known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution'
Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General - CII
Pranjal Sharma is an economic analyst, advisor and columnist who focuses on technology, globalization and media. He has edited and written books and papers on entrepreneurship, business transformation and economic policy. He has held leadership positions in print and television media for over twenty-five years with organizations like the Times of India Group, India Today Group, CNBC Network 18 and Bloomberg UTV.
Pranjal has served on the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum for eight years and is now a member of its Expert Network. He also guides projects on business intelligence and economic trend forecasting for Indian and global organizations.