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The book basically revolves around the travel experiences of Gurcharan Das encompassing his excellent observational and analytical skills.

See all free Kindle reading apps. Economic development is and will remain the core of the country’s progress! So while the year might bethe society may in fact be living out the ‘s by comparison to say the United States an example, don’t quote me on it. Lots of perspectives interwoven with his own lifestory, albeit a little partial to economoc aspects. And not to forget, India had just broken free of foreign occupation after two centuries. India and the World of the Twenty-first Century.

As other authors cherish the revolution that began with independence inGurcharan Das does not find full cause for jubilation untilwhen India unleashed a series of economic reformsthe start of an gurcharwn revolution” that he believes “may well be more important than the political revolution.

He tends to sell capitalism and free market practices as a panacea to all ills of the country. Above all the narration is greatthe book focuses on issues rather than taking sides. The juxtaposition to Japan for instance is indicated in this book and worthy of reflection. This book serves multiple purposes. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And the best part about the conviction of his numbers is the treatment of reality through dreams and lives of people from partition to 21st century.

Indira Gandhi started programme of Garibi Hatao but it was Amiri hatao.

India Unbound

Throughout the book,the reforms of are stressed on a lot and the book can be divided into before an A very detailed account of the transformation of india over the 60 years gurchagan independence.

Overall a good read though the power of the market has been some what exaggerated. Having been a witness to both the sides of the economy I can relate to the sentiments of the book without any effort. Fascinating to know about business in India from pre independence era. This is a very informative book and a thrilling one for every Indian on inda current state of Indian economy, what policies and factors shaped it and what ads be made of it in the new century.

The author paints the clear contrast between India pre-Independence, post-independence socialist, and the more recent striving-capitalist. Also gurcharqn 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.

The book blends government policy details of the past half a century of independence with interesting anecdotes of successful businessmen. In Infia, she can take a taxi at midnight; in Delhi a girl cannot walk freely on the street in the evening.

A very readable account of Uunbound through its journey as an independent nation. The book portrays “market” as though Well written, but biased arguments in favour of capitalism, understandably because of the author’s background.

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

Through most of the reading I wanted to be critical of the book. Definite read to all the people who would to gurchharan knitty gritty of policy making and irrational thinking of so called great leadersthe adamant behaviour of govt babus. Gurucharan Das gives a resounding account of his personal tryst with the Indian bureaucratic system prevailing at that time.

It opened the economy to foreign investment and trade, dismantled import controls, dropped tax rates and broke public sector monopolies. Written in an easy to understand language yet so compelling and scholarly!

In fact, he compares it with the responses of neighbouring Asian Dqs Taiwan, Korea, Singapore etc. I feel differently about the book now. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Since coming to Delhi I have met many women who long for Bombay.

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Start reading India Unbound on your Kindle in under a minute. One person found this helpful. Those two books instilled in me a huge respect for Nehru for preserving democracy and free speech in our country when all the socialist oriented nations were paradoxically killing social liberalism.

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According to Das, the economic timeline of India went through a series of crest Though India achieved political independence init missed the liberalization bus of Asian Tigers and had to wait till to obtain some comparable economic independence.

Nothing wrong with that, but the reader should be sensitive to the other view points out there. Aug 13, Richa nidia it it was amazing Shelves: The book comprises 3 parts, chronologically structured to cover different phases of the gufcharan economy.

I’m a Japanese learning India.

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The time when everyone was waiting to achieve the glorious heights that were promised and dreamed of during the struggle for independence. Next page of related Sponsored Products. It also explains the economic liberalization which started in 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.

For most of the unboudn this imbued it with a needless tragic sense and also made it seem artificial. A Liberal Case for a Strong State. 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.

Overall, a must read to understand and appreciate the economic evolution of our country. Written in an easy to understand language yet so compelling and scholarly! She tried to kill the competition through license raj, which further aggravated nation’s problems. Moreover, Indira Gandhi made the situation After reading the book, I came to know the importance of economic reforms.