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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A very readable account of India through its journey as an independent nation.

Something tremendous is happening in India, and Das, with his keen eye and often elegant prose, has his finger firmly on the pulse of the transformation. Books by Gurcharan Das. The thesis of the book can be summarized as follows: This book has incia a glimpse onto economic conditions of india while the other two were much more oriented towards political and foreign policies of independent india and Nehru’s in particular.

Our UPSC is very difficult exam and the brains who pass them are brightest in the country but none of them saw what ugrcharan happening. The books is divided into three parts – Pre independence and Nehru Era, Nehru-Liberalization era and the post liberalization era. Don’t have a Kindle? It opened the economy to foreign investment and trade, dismantled import controls, dropped tax rates fas broke public sector monopolies.

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Finally, it can inspire a young generation of Indians who have not read about the historic journey their land grucharan experienced in the last 50 years, post colonialism. No trivia or quizzes yet. Doesn’t hesitate in calling Nehruvian socialism “foolish”. For most of the book this imbued it with a needless tragic sense and also made it seem artificial.

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Audible Download Audio Books. Please try again later. The view seemed to be too one-sided, almost like a deliberately bourgeoisie history. Peppered with his own experiences and insights, the inria opened the window to what was, and what can be.

Democracy First and Capitalism Next is no mean context to be a part of, given the manner in which the world has shaped up further to Second World War.

India Unbound: The Social and Economic Revolution from Independence to the Global Information Age

So, I read the book a while back and although as a non-fiction book it was well written daa as a history book it relatively disappoints. Buy the selected items together This item: Start reading India Unbound on your Kindle in under a minute.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. There are no second thoughts that British Raj looted India but it did set up the institutions which helped India in post Independence. While even China did a better kndia inspite all the civil problems in improving the standard of living According to author this pure Indian mentality to not trust somebody below you and mis communication.

Personally as someone with slightly left of centre views on fiscal matters this was very enlightening and I believe necessary, as Das is wholeheartedly pro-capitalism in his ideas but he sells them well and address gurchaan problems with interest This is is a really insightful book chronicling India’s journey post independence in the economic world. You don’t have to be a student of economics to understand the simple concepts and facts stated in the book! It is also full of the kind of stories which make that fascinating country come alive for the reader.


Oct 11, Hemant Joshi rated it really liked it. The author shows how India made some really bad decisions in the past like licence raj, inspector raj, socialism and mistreatment of the business class who really are the unsung heroes of independent INDIA. Political freedom was gained in but economic freedom was ushered in with the removal of licence raj, cutting red tape and allowing movement of capital.

This distinction dae old and new middle class is flawed. Gurcharan Das examines the highs and lows of independent India through the prism of history, his own experiences and those of numerous others he has met—from young people in sleepy UP villages to chiefs of software companies in Bangalore.

By denying foreign investments India has deprived itself from the benefits cutting edge technolgy and world class competition. Recommended to anyone who doesn’t know about post-independence India, or wishes to get a flavor of how an economy like India works.

The Difficulty of Being Good: 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.