India Unbound

India Unbound  (English, Paperback, Gurcharan Das,)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Genre: Literary Collections
    • ISBN: 9780143419259, 0143419250
    • Pages: 432
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    This book by acclaimed author Gurcharan Das gives its readers a view of the economic and social transformation of India. The story is based on the nation that still continues to rise from poverty to prosperity.

    Summary of the Book

    The book is an interesting story of India’s economy. It discusses our country’s rise from the terror of poverty to becoming a flourishing country with many clashes in ideas that have occurred along the way. He shows us how the policies that India had made after 1947 had condemned the nation to a stumbling economy until the year 1991. After this, the government had made changes that made way for India to experience growth of unexpected heights. Das has traced all of these developments and weaved a record with contemporary history. India Unbound is the perfect book for those who want a detailed introduction to contemporary India and comes with a new afterword that updates it to 2007.

    About Gurcharan Das

    Gurcharan Das is the former CEO of Procter & Gamble in India and a writer. He is a venture capitalist and consultant. He is also a columnist for the Times of India and lives in New Delhi. He graduated from Harvard University.

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    A good critique

    I wanted to rate it 4.5 star, but I am rating it 4, because 5 is reserved for beyond extraordinary books.

    I had personal interaction with the author when he came to my university last year. I read many reviews before ordering to the book, which was delivered by Flipkart within 2 days. It is a very well written critique of Indian Economic policy prior to 1991 and major faults even after. It engages you with its many stories of success and red-tapism and many with its positive outlook. It may...
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    Harshit Bansal

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    Not perfect history but a strong voice of liberal economic policy. Nice read ! But read it with Ramchandra Guha's India after Gandhi for full effect !!

    Not a perfect book by any means, in particular the rail against Socialist policies of Nehru and the single pointed demonizing of the Indian bureaucracy seem a little simplistic and one-sided. 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 much the same. Also one has to keep in mind that Nehru and his economic policies were as m...
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    Mukesh Kumar

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    Follies of the past and hopes for the future

    In the book Gurcharan Das, former head of P & G and an avid political and economic commentator outlines wonderfully India's economic and political history. It starts with the battle of plassey where British defeated Siraj ud Daulah, the bengal empror then. From there he takes us on a journey right till the IT revolution in India of the late 90's. The book is really enlightening and if one reads it carefully, they will find wonderful insights for the future; about how we can pull our socks up ...
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    ishaan kumbkarni

    Sep, 2013

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    Excellent

    Books open so many windows, clears so many misconceptions we nurture for years. INDIA UNBOUND by Gurcharan Das is one such. What we could have achieved economically, socially long before ,1991 , what we have missed....what we have achieved post 1991..all so serious matters written in such lucid language. A GREAT BOOK - every economically & politically conscious Indian must read it.Thank u Mr Das.
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    Suranjit Das

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    Excellent

    India Unbound is a balanced, yet an eye opening account of India in the post independence era. The events that shaped our modern history and have led us to be the people we are, are captured with crisp clarity and logical flow. I also implore Sri. Gurcharan Das to update this insightful book with the 2 recent milestones of our country, the passing of the GST Bill and Demonetization and the events surrounding these legislations. A must read for every aware citizen of India whose awareness will...
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    Vaibhav Saha

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    Nov, 2016

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    A Must Read for Every Indian

    This book is an exelempary piece of Work by Guruchran Das, an exceptionaly oustanding Book. The way book has captured the the the Indian era fro independence to Global economic reforms in phenomenal. It is very informative and rich in content .This book should me made compulsory for every B- School student.
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    Avinash Mishra

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    Compelling Read

    Coming from a writer who has lived through the India of 60s/70s & 80s in the corporate side, this book my Gurcharan Das is an excellent reflection of the reasons macro and micro for the India we live in. Das merges the economic consequences of our social setup and beliefs effortlessly to explain to us how they have rubbed on the current economic and business practices. The book seems to be a neutral account of our past leaders, especially Pt.Jawaharlal Nehru, as the author has refrained from ...
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    Neeraj Kapoor

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    Dec, 2014

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    Facinating story of India

    1. 'India Unbound' by Gurucharan Das is one of the best book for the preparation of Civil service Exams. I have read it for the same purpose.

    2. From the colonial rule over India, India was in the world economic race. still in the 30s and 40s of last century we were in the ranking of the fastest growing economies. Author explains that freedom and the left of the center or socialist economic policies came as a disaster to India. foreign tread under British rule was good than in the independen...
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    Mukul Ranbhor

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    must read

    execellent book... must read for everyone... Really this a wonderful book - a great mixture of memoir, economic analysis, social investigation, political scrutiny, and managerial outlook being thrown into the understanding of India.... good one...
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    Pritam Kumar Panda

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    Nov, 2014

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    A good read!

    Easy to read, entertaining and sufficient details to satisfy your intellectual cravings. The authors experience brings great clarity to the ideas he is trying to put forward. A bit more on the negative aspects of Indian markets would have been good as well.
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    Premroshan Nair

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