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He became legendary businessman but could not contribute to the Indian industry lot because he was not allowed to do so. After reading the book, I came to know the gurcgaran of economic reforms. 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 the problems with interesting solutions.

The author is a strong advocate of free market policies and comes down heavily on Nehruvian thinking. All this nit-picking aside, if you could measure the success of gurchraan book by the enthusiasm and the verve in each page this could be a downright winner. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Feels like meeting an old friend whom you remember having a deep connection with, but whom you no longer relate to.

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.

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Das is exuberant about what is happening today There are no second thoughts that British Raj looted India but it did set up the institutions which helped India in post Independence. He says Pandit Nehru was not wrong when he went for socialism instead of free market economy but he says Indira Gandhi must have known better. Its not your standard economics book, it is mixed with a flair of story telling and author’s own experiences thus making this a fascinating read.

According to author this pure Indian mentality to not trust somebody below you and mis communication. At fifty, he took early retirement to become a full-time writer. But so is a business.


While the book promised an economic history of India, it does begin on a positive note but later on becomes restrictive. The chains that shackled us have largely been struck off. But then India has always been a populist democracy.

How to Change the World: Instead stopping these things our bright administrators vy the policy with their heart. For a nation to be great, there requires its development on all three fronts viz political, social and economic. Refresh and try again.

This is a soft book on Indian economy that you can sit back and enjoy. However, references in the footnotes would have been a credible source of further reading for the inia as at some points, it becomes too opinionated. Though unapologetic and critical, Das does acknowledges with numbers Second five year plan, Green revolution, White revolution and improvement in Indian savings and investments. Our politicians failed us, the beurocracy failed us but it was the undying spirit of people that led us to where we are.

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It is a passion at the root which inspires it. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The time when everyone was waiting to achieve the glorious heights that were promised and dreamed of during the struggle for independence. Jul 28, Vibina Venugopal rated it really liked it.

Gandhi distrusted technology, though not businessmen and wanted smaller companies over bigger corporations; Nehru on the gurchatan hand distrusted businessmen, not technology, and preferred public firms over private establishments. I beleive the next wave of economic reform had been set in motion now gurchafan GST and company insolvency acts. Share your thoughts with other customers.

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

India has failed bigtime in building up the human quotient in terms of harnessing their abilities which would bring about the needed outcome. It was so sad to know that policies introduced by Nehru and his contemporary leaders with good intentions in fact had a negative impact on our economy.

Oct 07, Anurag Chilukuri rated it really liked it. With India Unbound, he gives us a book that is at once vigorously analytical and vividly written—an essential insider’s road map to India, then and now.

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Jun dzs, Vignesh CV rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 16, Sharath Chandra Darsha rated it it was amazing Shelves: This distinction of old and new middle class is flawed. 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 the problems with interest This is is a really insightful book chronicling India’s journey post independence in the economic world.


He says that Indian are skeptic about the reforms on a global front for the basis irregular cultural views and in turn has resulted in depleted state of affairs in the rural part of the country which forms the larger junk of India.

Puru only lost that war because of bad management, miscommunication and distrust of indua infantry. English Choose a language for shopping.

This elegant essay has something for everyone. This is great book which gives a history of the economic progress of India from pre-Independence day till modern day’s India. Bajaj scooter had the waiting line of more than two years which means after you book the scooter you will get the scooter after two years. However Das feels upbeat about the new upcoming information age that was born as a result of economic reforms jnbound feels hopeful that information age would change the face of India in the 21st century.

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First two sections of the book describe how idealistic thinking of Nehru and Indira Gandhi led the country to poverty and socialist way of thinking.

Gurucharan Das has told the story in first-person and as such has vastly limited the scope of the book. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. A must read to catch up with post-independence Indian economy. It is an account of India’s economic journey after its Independence in