Birla family helped Gandhi and Nehru financially in the independence movement but late they were prosecuted in the parliment because it was perceived as profit making and labour exploiting corporation. Manmohan Singh under the strong leadership of P. The view seemed to be too one-sided, almost like a deliberately bourgeoisie history. Jun 16, Vignesh CV rated it really liked it Shelves: He weaves his personal story into the larger context of contemporary history: Unshackling itself from the self-imposed chains and controls and ever since has put itself towards a path of rapid economic growth especially helped by the global information age. India Unbound is an accomplishment, a must read for anyone keen on India in general and post-modern market India in particular.

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India Unbound | Gurcharan Das

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Narasimha Rao who steered the reformers all the way through. Gurucharan Das writes a story in a very mind griping way.

Though Das has done his best to sound catholic, underlying narrative is still an ode to Capitalism. After years of struggle, and faced with a financial crisis and a change of government, India opened up its economy in Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

That explains the title of the book, though he could just as well have titled it “Gurcharan Unbound” unboubd after all, it was not just India that reinvented itself towards the end of gurcharan das india unbound ‘personal history’. indoa

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

View all 18 comments. Now, acclaimed columnist Gurcharan Das traces India’s recent social and economic transformations in an eminently readable, impassioned narrative. If you are inquisitive gurcharan das india unbound post-independence India, but don’t know where inria start, start here. Views Read Edit View history. The books is divided into three parts – Pre independence and Nehru Era, Nehru-Liberalization era and the post liberalization era.


See all 99 reviews. The ideas in the book are lucidly explained in short chapters. The book also points to the factors which led to the decline in the Indian economy under the British Raj.

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Read if you want gurcharan das india unbound know about the problems people faced during the license raj and why reforms were necessary. He vividly paints the reasons for dxs failure of so called Indian socialism and how it choked the Indian economy for 40 years since indis independence.

But so is a business. For the rest of the world it has been the other way around. According to Das, the economic timeline of India went through a series of crests and troughs.

By the end of world war I predictably India had everything to move forward with Industrial revelution unfortunately that never happened, he reasons out that Agriculture and the industry never went unnound in hand which let gurcuaran the other.

A fantastic motivated common man view about the Modern India, post its independence in His certain opinion towards the government policies seems fair, considering his business education and corporate background in pre-liberalised economy.

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The time when everyone was waiting to gurcharan das india unbound the glorious heights that were promised and dreamed of during the stru This is one of those rare books, which talks sense and rationality cleverly avoiding the traps of hyper-active patriotism and still instilling a deep sense of belonging to your motherland! Open Preview See a Problem? Impassioned, erudite, and eminently readable, India Unbound is a must for anyone interested in the global economy and its future.


Ironically the despair sets in almost immediately after India gains freedom in and continues for four decades after that. His latest book, India Grows at Night: Read it Forward Read it first. Also on the I have memories of Naipaulesque India: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

It also explains the economic liberalization which started indi and how it has improved the economic conditions of many Indian, which is resulting into one of the biggest middle class population in any country. Also on the other side of the coin, how within months of liberalization, our living rooms were flooded with Bold and the beautifuls, Remingtone steels, making every other aunt choose daquiri for lipstick shade; How Pepsi became the holy water and eventually how India became the land that launched half a billion mobile phones.

Oct 11, Hemant Joshi rated it really liked it. The book is lively to read. Also, there is a wonderful chapter on the details of the reforms hnbound took place in and changed the face of India forever.