I found this nonchalant stance, off putting and suggestive of fictitious embellishments, as opposed to the more sincere personal takes I adored at the start. I could only conclude that it must be difficult for one man to take on the challenge of elucidating all four. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. This book surely got me acquainted with the market way of thinking and also made me develop respect for the entrepreneurs. Gurcharan Das takes the reader on a journey from despair to freedom.
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He also hurcharan this disconnect by describinh his generation as "Macualays children" and not "Manus children". So Aditya Birla expanded his business but not in India.
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India Got Its Independence in 2. True that India is shining, there is a great growth in GDP and income is sky rocketing, but indai disparities and inequality present within this huge country has conveniently been forgotten by the author.
View all 4 comments. The statistics and facts that are presented to support his reasoning are compelling.
He has exactly d India Unbound is the name of the book I read last semester. Apart from reforms, Gurucharan Das talks about how Indian merchants struggled before reforms, how caste system has suppressed our capacity to grow and develop, how green revolution and IT revolution lifted Indian economy, came up and many more things which happened in India after Independence which every Indian should know. This distinction of old and new middle class is flawed.
A very insightful book for anyone who wants to understand sources of potential in India. And remote efforts for liberalization by Desai, Rajaji and Rajiv-Pitroda are also accounted with romantic reverence. A word of caution in case you pick up the book- it is not an easy read and would take time to finish.
Though India achieved political independence init missed the liberalization bus of Asian Tigers and had to wait till to obtain some comparable economic independence.
Economically you would gain from being part of America. So, it is a bit of an over-optimism to assume that it would have opened its arms for foreign investments and globalized economy from the onset.
Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. It was based on socialist doctrines but strived for some sort of a China-like mixed economy. 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.
Books about the dxs of India Economic history of India —present Books about economic policy.
Gandhi distrusted technology, though not businessmen and wanted smaller companies over bigger corporations; Nehru on the other hand distrusted businessmen, not technology, and preferred public firms over private establishments. After unvound of struggle, and faced with a financial crisis and a change of government, India unnbound up its economy in The effects of the economy and the policies are well illustrated by Das with examples from his corporate life, building the market for a world indua company in india.
This narrative account has so much infectious energy, it spills over you. Books by Gurcharan Das. His international bestseller, India Unbound, is a narrative account of India from Independence to the global Information Age, and has been published in many languages and filmed by BBC. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. View all 18 comments.
While the book promised an economic history of India, it does begin on a positive note but later on becomes restrictive. Unbounc and his planners did not trust Indian private entrepreneurs, So they made the state the entrepreneur.
But Das makes it a point to point out the fall in motivation among the politicians to carry forward the reforms at the pace of Gurchafan 'Lost Generation' —91 refers to the phase of Indian Polity and economy which saw fading of the Indian dream. India Unbound is an accomplishment, a must read for anyone keen on India in general and post-modern market India in particular.
It is just a casual read book still invokes i This is a great book to understand the political economy of post independent India till the onset of software revolution.
The constant disdain and abuse heaped on "Hindu nationalism" distracts the reader from the main point being made. He sets up a mixed economy which is a middle path between democratic rights followed by the Western countries and socialist ideology of the Soviet world.
Many of the caricatures are flimsy, and many of the generalisations pe Re-read India Unbound after 8 years. This particular chapter has many such conceptual mistakes.